in·​fan·​try·​man | \ ˈin-fən-trē-mən How to pronounce infantryman (audio) \

Definition of infantryman

: an infantry soldier

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Dean Lushman, a former Canadian infantryman who had become an instructor with the ranger program, hauled out a sheaf of brownish paper targets, stapled them to sticks, and planted half a dozen in the snow outside our camp. Neil Shea, National Geographic, "A thawing Arctic is heating up a new Cold War," 21 Aug. 2019 An Army spokesman confirmed Clyde was a private first class and served as an infantryman in the Army from August 2015 to February 2017. Dallas News, "What we know about Brian Clyde, the gunman who opened fire at the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas," 17 June 2019 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 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 Her father later served as an infantryman in the German army. The Washington Post,, "Europe's most famous Nazi hunters worry about where the continent is headed," 17 Mar. 2018 The recent tragedy at Yountville’s Pathway Home, where Army infantryman Albert Wong fatally shot two Pathway staff members, a VA clinical psychologist and himself, highlights the need to advance research to improve mental health treatment. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "In a first, Veterans Affairs centers use genetic testing to treat depression," 17 Mar. 2018 Fashioned from walnut, maple and oak, it was said to have been created circa 1876 to honor John Bingham, a Union infantryman who had fallen at Antietam. John Banks, New York Times, "‘I Cheated,’ Says Woodworker Who Fooled the Antiques Experts," 11 Mar. 2018 Wong had been an Army infantryman who served a year in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012., "URGENT: Correction: Veterans Home-Shooting Story," 9 Mar. 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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to make a temporary encampment

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