Definitions of Uhlan

  1. 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.
  2. One of a kind of light cavalry, famous esp. in the Prussian army.
  3. A cavalryman and lancer, chiefly employed in reconnoitering, skirmishing, etc.