Definition of dragoon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dragoon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//drəˈɡuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drəˈɡuːn//
 
The army
 
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a soldier in the past who rode a horse and carried a gun See related entries: The army Word Origin early 17th cent. (denoting ‘a kind of carbine ’or‘ musket, thought of as breathing fire’): from French dragon ‘dragon’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dragoon