in·​fan·​try·​man | \ ˈin-fən-trē-mən \

Definition of infantryman

: an infantry soldier

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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 The Stryker interim armored vehicle (IAV) is an eight wheeled armored fighting vehicle that carries up to nine infantrymen into battle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is Rushing to Field Drone-Killing Stryker Armored Vehicles," 7 May 2018 Some were related to his work as an infantryman and paratrooper. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 Melissa Robison rappelled out of helicopters and set up telecommunications for infantrymen and engineers while serving in the Army's 101st Airborne Division. Daniel Langhorne,, "Orange Coast College students use 92-foot yacht as floating classroom," 25 May 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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