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Definition of infantryman

: an infantry soldier

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Recent Examples on the Web Harris, an infantryman with the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, joined the Army in March 2019. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Soldier, 16-year-old charged in death of Fort Drum corporal found shot, buried under snow," 2 Jan. 2021 Harris, an infantryman with the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, at Fort Drum, joined the Army in March 2019. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Soldier held in death of Fort Drum corporal who was found shot, buried under snow," 22 Dec. 2020 Harris, an infantryman with the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, before joining the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in July 2019. CBS News, "Fort Drum soldier held in shooting death of fellow soldier," 21 Dec. 2020 The message, which was addressed to a senior officer, appears to have been sent by a Prussian infantryman based in Ingersheim. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Carrier Pigeon’s Military Message Was Delivered a Century Too Late," 13 Nov. 2020 Payne joined the Army in 2002 as an infantryman and quickly made his way into the Rangers. Aamer Madhani And Jill Colvin,, "President Trump bestows Medal of Honor on soldier for role in daring Iraq hostage rescue: ‘One of the bravest men anywhere in the world’," 11 Sep. 2020 The war stayed with the onetime infantryman in the form of a traumatic brain injury, chronic neck and back pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Martin Kuz, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Don’t stop having optimism’: combat vets on surviving the pandemic," 14 Aug. 2020 Thomas was a three-time combat tour infantryman with the 82nd Airborne. Jennifer Griffin | Fox News, Fox News, "Army's 'Captain America' dies by suicide after nearly a dozen combat tours," 11 July 2020 As a Marine infantryman, McKenzie said he was taught to operate without using his radio. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Leader of US Central Command predicts future war-fighting challenges," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of infantryman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infantryman was in 1883

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16 Jan 2021

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“Infantryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of infantryman

: a soldier who is in the infantry

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