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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.


n. (alternative form of uhlan English)

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