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infantry

noun in·fan·try \ˈin-fən-trē\

: the part of an army that has soldiers who fight on foot

plural in·fan·tries

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

  1. 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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