Simple Definition of infantry
: the part of an army that has soldiers who fight on foot
Full Definition of infantry
1 a : soldiers trained, armed, and equipped to fight on foot b : a branch of an army composed of these soldiers
2 : an infantry regiment or division
Examples of infantry
He joined the infantry after leaving school.
Origin of infantry
Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French infanterie, from Old Italian infanteria, from infante boy, foot soldier, from Latin infant-, infans
First Known Use: 1579
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