Definition of foot soldier in English:

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foot soldier

Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝ot ˈˌsōljər/


1A soldier who fights on foot; an infantryman.
Example sentences
  • From a common foot soldier he rose to become one of the most honored military men of his time, the only seventeenth-century commander to receive the coveted title of marechal-general.
  • Following the catastrophe, the tired foot soldier, virtually alone among his peers, sought to defend the court-martialed generals of the ill-fated campaign.
  • It does not matter if you're a foot soldier or a commander - the rule applies to all.
1.1A person who carries out important work but does not have a role of authority in an organization or field: programmers are the foot soldiers of the computer revolution
More example sentences
  • But you don't have to look too hard to find that some of God's foot soldiers see their role a little differently.
  • Clothing brands popular among the minority youth who are the foot soldiers of drug dealing organizations are the sources of many of the names and images employed.
  • Still, gun-control foot soldiers in organized medicine churn out articles for relatively obscure scientific journals.

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Syllabification: foot sol·dier

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