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Definition of "uhlan" [uh•lan]

  • One of a body of horse cavalry that formed part of the Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian armies. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uhlan" in a sentence
  • "I used the Foundry figures to create my version of the von Kleist freikorps, because Foundry has all of the necessary elements, including the rarely-made uhlans and uhlan bandsmen in their Turkish style uniforms."
  • "It meant “The uhlan on the third watch at the North Gate is a friend.”"
  • "Rexia, they both knew, had a weakness for officers, though she could be friendly to a uhlan if need be."