alt. The equivalent of a regiment or brigade in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippu%20Sultan's army. They were formed from four teeps (battalions). n. The equivalent of a regiment or brigade in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippu%20Sultan's army. They were formed from four teeps (battalions).
Usage examples of "cushoon".
The ruined buildings had been converted into a stout fort that was equipped with a deep defensive ditch and was strongly garrisoned by two of the Tippoo's finest cushoons, reinforced by cannon and rocketmen, and so long as the mill fort existed no British gun could be dragged within battering range of the city's walls.
None of his European advisers accompanied him, nor were any of his European troops present, though Appah Rao was in attendance, for two of the five cushoons parading in the palace gardens came from Rao's brigade, and the Hindu General stood tall and silent just behind the Tippoo on the palace's upper verandah.
He obeyed the Tippoo, of course, and his cushoons filed dutifully enough onto the city ramparts, but Appah Rao, standing beneath one of the sun banners above the Mysore Gate, asked himself what he wanted of this world.
Appah Rao's cushoons defended the south-western corner of the city and Appah Rao watched appalled as the hugely tall Scotsman hacked his way towards him.