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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dragoon \Dra*goon"\ (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n"), noun [F. dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard (with a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard. See {Dragon}.]

1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.

2. A variety of pigeon. --Clarke.

{Dragoon bird} (Zool.), the umbrella bird.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dragoon \Dra*goon"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dragooned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dragooning}.]

1. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.

2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.

The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they can be dragooned to nothing. --Price.

Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying to dragoon his subjects to heaven. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dragoon

noun

1: a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen

verb

1: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone" [syn: {dragoon}, {sandbag}, {railroad}]

2: subjugate by imposing troops


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