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Uhlan

Uh′lan

,
Noun.
[G.
uhlan
, Pol.
ulan
,
hulan
, from Turk.
oglān
a youth, lad; of Tartar origin.]
[Written also
ulan
, and formerly
hulan
.]
1.
One of a certain description of militia among the Tartars.
2.
(Mil.)
One of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European armies in Poland. They are armed with lances, pistols, and sabers, and are employed chiefly as skirmishers.

Definition 2021


uhlan

uhlan

English

Alternative forms

Noun

uhlan (plural uhlans)

  1. (historical) A lancer, a soldier armed with a lance in a former light cavalry unit of the Polish, Prussian/German, Austrian, and Russian armies.

Translations

References

  1. "uhlan." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. 2008.

French

Etymology

From German Uhlan, from Polish ułan, from Turkish oğlan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ylɑ̃/

Noun

uhlan m (plural uhlans)

  1. (military, historical) uhlan