in·​fan·​try·​man ˈin-fən-trē-mən How to pronounce infantryman (audio)
: an infantry soldier

Examples of infantryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read the Winning Stories Two Weeks at the Front in Ukraine In the trenches in the Donbas, infantrymen face unrelenting horrors, from missiles to grenades to helicopter fire. The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 An infantryman, in charge of a rocket launcher, Andriy lost his left hand after being hit by a shell a few months ago in the Donetsk region. Daria Tarasova-Markina, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 Upward of 50 others, including some infantrymen from the Arizona National Guard, were injured. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2024 Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, the vocalist used the GI Bill to study singing after serving as an infantryman in World War II and was signed to Columbia Records by 1949. Ew Staff,, 16 Oct. 2023 Then, shortly after 6 p.m., a vast phalanx of tanks, armored vehicles, bulldozers, infantrymen and combat engineers entered northern Gaza — unseen and unreported. Ronen Bergman, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 More recently, Tytler and his young wife, Harriet Tytler—she eight months pregnant, with two small children at her side—had narrowly escaped Delhi in 1857, when the sepoys, or Indian infantrymen, mutinied. Adam Goodheart, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Sep. 2023 The only signs of roadside life were the silhouettes of Israeli infantrymen who guarded the route at strategic intervals. Patrick Kingsley Daniel Berehulak, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 These are the few infantrymen who can shoot accurately from a mile away and beyond, able to read the wind, temperature and barometric pressure (with help from a spotter) before slightly depressing the trigger. Natalia Yermak David Guttenfelder, New York Times, 1 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infantryman was in 1883

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“Infantryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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in·​fan·​try·​man -mən How to pronounce infantryman (audio)
: a soldier of the infantry

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