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dragoon

dra·goon

dragoon

 
pronunciation:
dr gun
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a heavily armed cavalryman of seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dragooned, dragooning, dragoons
definition 1: to harass or oppress using armed soldiers.
definition 2: to coerce by violent means; tyrannize.
derivation: dragoonage (n.)