Definition of rissaldar in English:

rissaldar

(also resaladar, risaladar, risaldar)

noun

  • Originally: an Indian officer in a cavalry (occasionally also infantry) regiment of the British Indian Army, of a rank corresponding to captain in the British Army (now historical). Now: a mid-level junior commissioned officer in a cavalry or armoured regiment of the Indian Army.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), army officer and prime minister. From Urdu risāladār (pronounced risāldār) and its etymon Indian Persian risāladār from risāla troop of horse + -dār.

Pronunciation

rissaldar

/rɪsəlˈdɑː/