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Ulan may mean:

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Place

Military

  • Uhlan, Tartar-modelled light cavalry that formed part of the Polish, Russian, Prussian and Austrian armies until the 20th century
  • SPz Ulan, a modern Austrian Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Mongolia

  • Ulaan, or Ulan, Mongolian word for red

Culture

Commercial

  • Oil of Ulan, the Australasian localisation used until the 1990s for the skin-cream product, Oil of Olay

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

ULAN (formerly spelt Uhlan), originally a Polish cavalry soldier armed with a lance. These troops were light cavalry, and wore the national dress and czapka (or lancer cap). They were introduced into the Prussian service in 1740, but failed to distinguish themselves in the first Silesian War, and it was only after the treaty of Tilsit (1807) that Ulan regiments were again formed in the Prussian army. In the Austrian army a "Uhlanpulk" of Poles was formed in 1784 and ordinary Ulan regiments of Austrian cavalry in 1791. The Austrian Ulans no longer carry the lance. In the German army of to-day Ulans are classed as heavy cavalry and wear the distinctive lancer dress inherited from the original Polish light horse. (See CAVALRY and LANCE.)


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Wiktionary

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English

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
ulan

Plural
ulans

ulan (plural ulans)

  1. Horse cavalry that formed part of the Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian armies.

Anagrams


Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈu:lɑn/

Noun

ūlan

  1. Plural form of ūle.

Tagalog

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, compare hujan.

Noun

ulan

  1. rain







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