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infantry Syllabification: in·fan·try
Pronunciation: /ˈinfəntrē/

Definition of infantry in English:


Soldiers marching or fighting on foot; foot soldiers collectively.
Example sentences
  • Then there were the marine corps and army infantry who waded ashore or were landed by air on island after island.
  • He was transferred to the Paratroop regiment and received infantry training just before war broke out.
  • The infantry battle was finely balanced, both sides fighting bravely hand-to-hand.
infantrymen, foot soldiers, foot guards;
the ranks
informal GIs
Military slang grunts
historical footmen


Late 16th century: from French infanterie, from Italian infanteria, from infante 'youth, infantryman', from Latin infant- (see infant).

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