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Definition of infantryman

: an infantry soldier

Examples of infantryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By 1945, troop losses essentially forced the military to begin placing increasing numbers of black troops into positions as infantrymen, pilots, tankers, medics and officers. Stephen Simpson, Arkansas Online, "State's oldest WWII vet buried," 28 Dec. 2019 Today, the modern infantryman can carry anywhere between 60 to 120 pounds into battle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Army’s New Robo-Mule," 1 Nov. 2019 The monument -- dedicated in 1906 -- stands at a prominent location on campus and portrays the figure of an unarmed Confederate infantryman, according to Confederate Monument Relocation Project documents from the school. Amir Vera, CNN, "University of Mississippi approves plan to relocate campus Confederate monument," 6 Dec. 2019 However hobbled, Caputo’s characters, like infantrymen, mostly keep moving forward, one step at a time. Julia M. Klein,, "Philip Caputo hits his target in skillful new novel, 'Hunter’s Moon’," 12 Aug. 2019 For long stretches the two young infantrymen are entirely alone out there, and then suddenly, viciously not. Leah Greenblatt,, "Sam Mendes' breathtaking 1917 is a new kind of WWI movie: Review," 25 Nov. 2019 Joskowitz was an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division. Fox News, "Army investigating death of paratrooper at Fort Bragg," 5 Nov. 2019 The other shows an infantryman from the Vietnam War. USA TODAY, "Guitar hotel, creepy dolls, slime museum: News from around our 50 states," 25 Oct. 2019 Gabriel David Conde — both airborne infantrymen with 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division — will now live on indefinitely at JBER. Jeff Parrott, Anchorage Daily News, "‘It’s good that we don’t forget’: Two JBER soldiers memorialized after their deaths in Afghanistan," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of infantryman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Infantryman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of infantryman

: a soldier who is in the infantry

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