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in·fan·try

 (ĭn′fən-trē)
n. pl. in·fan·tries
1. The branch of an army made up of units trained to fight on foot.
2. Soldiers armed and trained to fight on foot: The general ordered his infantry to attack.
3. A unit, such as a regiment, of such soldiers: Company B of the 7th Infantry.

[French infanterie, from Old French, from Old Italian infanteria, from infante, youth, foot soldier, from Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant.]

infantry

(ˈɪnfəntrɪ)
n, pl -tries
(Military)
a. soldiers or units of soldiers who fight on foot with small arms
b. (as modifier): an infantry unit.
[C16: from Italian infanteria, from infante boy, foot soldier; see infant]

in•fan•try

(ˈɪn fən tri)

n., pl. -tries.
1. soldiers or military units that fight on foot.
2. a branch of an army composed of such soldiers.
[1570–80; < Middle French < Italian (in)fanteria, derivative of (in)fant(e) boy, foot-soldier]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infantry - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on footinfantry - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
paratroops - infantry trained and equipped to parachute

infantry

noun infantrymen, foot soldiers The infantry were advancing to attack the ridge.
Translations
pěchota
infanterifodfolk
jalkaväki
pješadija
gyalogság
fótgönguliî
歩兵
보병
pėstininkai
kājnieki
pechota
pehota
infanteri
กองทหารราบ
bộ binh

infantry

[ˈɪnfəntrɪ] Ninfantería f

infantry

[ˈɪnfəntri] ninfanterie f
the infantry → l'infanterieinfantry division n (in army)division f d'infanterie

infantry

n (Mil) → Infanterie f, → Fußtruppe f (Hist)

infantry

[ˈɪnfntrɪ] nfanteria

infantry

(ˈinfəntri) noun or noun plural
(the part of an army consisting of) foot-soldiers. The infantry was/were sent on ahead, with the artillery following in the rear.

infantry

سِلَاحُ الـمُشَاةُ pěchota infanteri Infanterie πεζικό infantería jalkaväki infanterie pješadija fanteria 歩兵 보병 infanterie infanteri piechota infantaria пехота infanteri กองทหารราบ piyade bộ binh 步兵
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As usual, it's the poor bloody infantry who have to get lean, mean and efficient while the fat cats lap up the cream.
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Like that well known Army expression, the poor bloody infantry lose every time while the rich go marching on.