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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dra·goon /drəˈgun, dræ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dra·goon n.
 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.
 Dragoon bird Zool., the umbrella bird.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 persecute.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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