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Cavalier


CAVALIER, noun

1. A horseman, especially an armed horseman; a knight.

2. A gay, sprightly, military man.

3. The appellation of the party of king Charles I.

4. In fortification, an elevation of earth, situated ordinarily in the gorge of a bastion, bordered with a parapet, with embrasures.

5. In the manege, one who understands horsemanship; one skilled in the art of riding.

CAVALIER, adjective

1. Gay; sprightly; warlike; brave; generous.

2. Haughty; disdainful.