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dra•goon



Pronunciation: (dru-gOOn'), [key]
n.
1. (esp. formerly) a European cavalryman of a heavily armed troop.
2. a member of a military unit formerly composed of such cavalrymen, as in the British army.
3. (formerly) a mounted infantryman armed with a short musket.

v.t.
1. to set dragoons or soldiers upon; persecute by armed force; oppress.
2. to force by oppressive measures; coerce: The authorities dragooned the peasants into leaving their farms.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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