Soldiers marching or fighting on foot; foot soldiers collectively: the infantry advanced at sunrise the ships carried two regiments of infantry [as modifier]: infantry battalions
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- 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.
late 16th century: from French infanterie, from Italian infanteria, from infante 'youth, infantryman', from Latin infant- (see infant).