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Definition of "infantry" []

  • The branch of an army made up of units trained to fight on foot. (noun)
  • Soldiers armed and trained to fight on foot: The general ordered his infantry to attack. (noun)
  • A unit, such as a regiment, of such soldiers: Company B of the 7th Infantry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "infantry" in a sentence
  • "JOULWAN: When you look at what we call infantry, boots on the ground, Marine and Army units, they're not 2.4 million."
  • "Yes, truck drivers, radio operators, cooks all serve in infantry units, but I'm quite sure personnel with other than an infantry or special forces MOS are not eligible, regardless of the circumstances."
  • "Personally, years in infantry made me really, really comfort with the AR plus it is very accurate."