English: what does dragoon mean?

Tutoring English, so many word discoveries happen. The tutor mentions dragoon.

dragoon (1. noun:military):

soldier on horseback; cavalry soldier.

dragoon (2. verb):

to cause someone to do something they would rather not, by manipulation or intimidation.

I’ve been known to dragoon my kids to practice the piano.


Barber, Katherine, et al (editors). Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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