Meaning of uhlan


Pronunciation: ('län, y'lun), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a group of lancers in a light-cavalry unit, first appearing in Europe in the Polish army.
  2. one of such a group as later developed into heavy cavalry in western European armies, esp. in Germany.
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