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infantry

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noun in·fan·try \ˈin-fən-trē\

Simple Definition of infantry

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

Full Definition of infantry

plural in·fan·tries

  1. 1 a :  soldiers trained, armed, and equipped to fight on foot b :  a branch of an army composed of these soldiers

  2. 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


INFANTRY Defined for Kids

infantry

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noun in·fan·try \ˈin-fən-trē\

Definition of infantry

plural in·fan·tries

  1. :  a branch of an army composed of soldiers trained to fight on foot





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