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Definition of infantryman

: an infantry soldier

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The infantry doesn’t fight for the flag; an infantryman maniacally fights to protect his brother in the next foxhole. New York Times, "Readers Respond to the 6.17.18 Issue," 28 June 2018 Like Christopher Nolan’s 2017 World War II epic Dunkirk, the film simply thrusts viewers into the infantryman’s shoes and whisks them along on his terrifying journey through combat. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need To Know Before Watching "They Shall Not Grow Old"," 28 Dec. 2018 The williwaw gusts swirled thick fog among transport ships off Attu Island, and the waiting infantrymen nervously mulled the name of their landing site: Massacre Bay. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "Thousands of Japanese fought in a bloody World War II battle for the Aleutians. Only 28 survived.," 24 May 2018 Originally designed for Sweden in the early 1990s, the CV carried eight infantrymen and was armed with a turret with 40-millimeter gun. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of These 3 Tanks Will Replace the U.S. Army’s M2 Bradley," 10 Oct. 2018 The capability to engage enemy troops in cover is useful but anything that does that and nothing else is impractical from an infantryman’s perspective and an expensive niche weapon unaffordable even by the U.S. Army. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army’s XM-25 'Punisher' Supergun Is Dead," 13 Aug. 2018 Market Garden had ruined an entire division of elite troops, at a time when British fighting power was already being affected by a shortage of infantrymen. Daniel Todman, WSJ, "‘The Battle of Arnhem’ Review: The Dutch Dead End," 15 Oct. 2018 After her husband, a veteran infantryman, left San Antonio in July, the family’s rented home developed a rat problem. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, "GI’s wife was invited to see the Spurs — and got the ride of her life," 22 Mar. 2018 Maciel, an infantryman who served in the Army for two years, is survived by his father and mother. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, "‘Apparent insider attack’ kills Georgia-based soldier in Afghanistan," 10 July 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of infantryman

: a soldier who is in the infantry

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