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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dragouner, Draguner, n. Also: dragowner, -ooner, -on(n)er; draguneir, -oneir(e. [e.m.E. dragooner (1642), -oner, -oneer (1659), G. dragoner, draguner. Cf. Dragoun,n.2] A dragoon.(a) 1643 Melville Corr. 93.
Thrie hundereth horsemen and dragowners
1645 Spalding II. 470.
He maid wp 400 dragouneris of the countrie horss
a1686 Turner Mem. 44.
The Scotch armie … is modelled in seven regiments of foot, thretteene troops of horse, and three companies of dragooners
(b) 1645 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 89.
To advance to the officeris of the draguneris twa monethis mentinance
(1639) Spalding I. 200.
His Majestie cam to Bervik with 7000 footland soldiouris, 3000 horss men, and 500 dragvneris
1646 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 60.
Colonell Hary Barclay came … with horsmen and draguneirs
(c) (1643) Spalding II. 238.
He had … tuelf thousand foot, and of hors and dragoneires, sex thousand
1647 Peebles B. Rec. 382.
That … nane of thame ressett ony trouperis or dragoneris without speciall licence
1650 Balfour Ann. IV. 139.
The levies and recruits of horsse, footte and dragonners layed vpone you
1651 Ib. 307.
Ballantyne … killed and tooke 2 troupes of dragoneires
1690 Rec. Old Aberd. I. 278.
Captaine of ane troup of dragoners … in my lord Cardros regiment

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