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Webster 1913 Edition


Infantry

In′fan-try

,
Noun.
[F.
infanterie
, It.
infanteria
, fr.
infante
infant, child, boy servant, foot soldier, fr. L.
infans
,
-antis
, child; foot soldiers being formerly the servants and followers of knights. See
Infant
.]
1.
A body of children.
[Obs.]
B. Jonson.
2.
(Mil.)
A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from
cavalry
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Infantry

IN'FANTRY

,
Noun.
In military affairs,the soldiers or troops that serve on foot, as distinguished from cavalry; as a company,regiment or brigade of infantry. In some armies, there have been heavy-armed infantry, and light-armed or light infantry, according to their manner of arming and equipping.

Definition 2021


infantry

infantry

See also: Infanterie

English

Noun

infantry (plural infantries)

  1. Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (e.g. airborne).
  2. (uncountable) The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers, especially opposed to mounted and technical troops
  3. A regiment of infantry

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