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Meaning of DRAGOON

Pronunciation:  dru'goon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen
  2. [v]  subjugate by imposing troops
  3. [v]  compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"

DRAGOON is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: railroad, sandbag
 See Also: cavalryman, coerce, force, hale, pressure, subject, subjugate, trooper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dra*goon"\ (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n"), n. [F. dragon dragon,
    dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard (with
    a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard.
    See {Dragon}.]
    1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to
       serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted
       soldier; a cavalry man.
    2. A variety of pigeon. --Clarke.
    {Dragoon bird} (Zo["o]l.), the umbrella bird.
  2. \Dra*goon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dragooned}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Dragooning}.]
    1. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to
       persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.
    2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to
             The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they
             can be dragooned to nothing.          --Price.
             Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying
             to dragoon his subjects to heaven.    --Macaulay.
Computing Dictionary

A distributed, concurrent, object-oriented ada-based language developed in the esprit dragon project by Colin Atkinson at imperial college in 1989 (Now at University of Houston, Clear Lake). DRAGOON supports object-oriented programming for embeddable systems and is presently implemented as an Ada preprocessor.

["Object-Oriented Reuse, Concurrency and Distribution: An Ada-Based Approach", C. Atkinson, A-W 1991, ISBN 0-2015-6-5277].

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blackjack, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cavalryman, coerce, cossack, cow, cuirassier, demoralize, harass, heavy dragoon, hector, hijack, huff, hussar, intimidate, lance, lancer, ruffle, shanghai, spahi, steamroller, strong-arm, systematically terrorize, terrorize, threaten, trooper, uhlan, use violence