Definition of infantry
1a : soldiers trained, armed, and equipped to fight on footb : a branch of an army composed of these soldiers
2 : an infantry regiment or division
Examples of infantry in a Sentence
He joined the infantry after leaving school.
Recent Examples of infantry from the Web
In the fall of 2014, Skylar, an infantry soldier, had been on deployment in eastern Washington for nearly three weeks of battlefield training after living in a Stryker vehicle with three guys.
Étienne Lafont, a regional government delegate, and Captain Jean Baptiste Duhamel, a leader of the local infantry, organize the first concerted attack.
Before the war, before his low draft number had compelled him to sign up for the Air Force rather than risk getting dragged into the infantry, Steve had been a wandering soul.
Mr. Dempsey completed infantry officers training, as well as Airborne and Rangers Schools and Special Forces School, and joined the 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C.
After debuting at last year’s PC Gaming Show with a highlight on the game’s siege tech, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord returned to E3 this year to show off its infantry and mounted combat.
My aerial grandstand set in a Marauder piloted by First Lieutenant Carl Oliver of Sacramento, a part of an unending stream of Allied aircraft ranging from fighters to heavies, which is streaming across the channel to support the infantry assault.
West, 47, was an infantry platoon commander, reconnaissance platoon leader and combat advisor for the Marines, according to the White House press office.
Plumer’s staff choreographed the moves of nearly all branches of the military, including artillery, air forces, infantry, and engineers, and focused their power along a narrow section of the frontline.
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Did You Know?
The Italian word fante (from Latin infans, “infant, child”) originally meant “child,” later “youth, boy,” and then “servant.” In the 14th century, fante also took on the sense “foot soldier.” In Renaissance times, the fanteria, foot soldiers collectively, became a significant branch of arms, and the Italian word infanteria, was borrowed into English in the 1500s.
Origin and Etymology 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: 1579See Words from the same year
INFANTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infantry for English Language Learners
: the part of an army that has soldiers who fight on foot
INFANTRY Defined for Kids
Definition of infantry for Students
: a branch of an army composed of soldiers trained to fight on foot
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