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Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German, from Polish ulan, from Turkish o?lan boy, servant Date: 1753 any of a body of Prussian light cavalry originally modeled on Tatar lancers

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. hist. a cavalryman armed with a lance in some European armies, esp. the former German army. Etymology: F & G f. Pol. (h)ulan f. Turk. oglan youth, servant

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Uhlan Uh"lan, n. [G. uhlan, Pol. ulan, hulan, from Turk. ogl[=a]n a youth, lad; of Tartar origin.] [Written also ulan, and formerly hulan.] 1. One of a certain description of militia among the Tartars. 2. (Mil.) One of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European armies in Poland. They are armed with lances, pistols, and sabers, and are employed chiefly as skirmishers.



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