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Definition of Heavy cavalry

Heavy cavalry
Cavalry Cav"al*ry, n. [F. cavalerie, fr. It. cavalleria. See Cavalier, and cf. chivalry.] (Mil.) That part of military force which serves on horseback. Note: Heavy cavalry and light cavalry are so distinguished by the character of their armament, and by the size of the men and horses.
Heavy cavalry
Heavy Heav"y, a. [Compar. Heavier; superl. Heaviest.] [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. h["o]figr, h["o]fugr. See Heave.] 1. Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught. 2. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc. The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod. --1 Sam. v. 6. The king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make. --Shak. Sent hither to impart the heavy news. --Wordsworth. Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence. --Shak. 3. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment. The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were. --Chapman. A light wife doth make a heavy husband. --Shak. 4. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book. Whilst the heavy plowman snores. --Shak. Of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind. --Dryden. Neither [is] his ear heavy, that it can not hear. --Is. lix. 1. 5. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like. 6. Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder. But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more. --Byron. 7. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky. 8. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like. 9. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread. 10. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food. 11. Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors. 12. With child; pregnant. [R.] Heavy artillery. (Mil.) (a) Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege, garrison, and seacoast guns. (b) Troops which serve heavy guns. Heavy cavalry. See under Cavalry. Heavy fire (Mil.), a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms. Heavy metal (Mil.), large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large balls for such guns.

Meaning of Heavy cavalry from wikipedia

- heavy cavalry is a cl**** of cavalry whose primary role was to engage in direct combat with enemy forces (shock troops ). date january 2013
- cavalry (from french cavalerie, cf. 'golden age' of heavy cavalry; a french or spanish army at the beginning of the century could have up
- the specific military sense of a knight being a mounted warrior in the heavy cavalry emerges only in the hundred years' war .
- when this cavalry type was first introduced by the serbian and báthory 's reforms hussars had been transformed into heavy armored shock cavalry.
- the 1st cavalry brigade was a brigade of the british army . the anglo-egyptian war (1st (heavy) cavalry brigade), the boer war and in
- the pattern 1796 heavy cavalry sword was the sword used by the british heavy cavalry (li****uards, royal horse guards, dragoon guards and
- a cataphract was a form of armored heavy cavalry used in ancient warfare by a number of peoples in western eurasia and the eurasian
- the 1st royal bavarian heavy cavalry “prince charles of bavaria” (königlich bayerisches schwere-reiter-regiment „prinz karl von bayern“ nr
- the 1st royal saxon guards heavy cavalry (garde-reiter-regiment (1. schweres regiment) was a heavy cavalry of the royal saxon army .
- the 2nd royal bavarian heavy cavalry 'archduke francis ferdinand of austria' (königlich bayerisches schwere-reiter-regiment „erzherzog