[ UK /ˈɪnfəntɹˌi/ ]
[ US /ˈɪnfəntɹi/ ]
  1. an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
    there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot
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How To Use infantry In A Sentence

  • Proper footgear for the Confederate infantry was in shortest supply.
  • The land forces are organised into British, Austrian and French divisions, all of which contain recreations of the original infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments that fought during the Napoleonic wars.
  • As a holder of the Combat Infantrymans Badge, it and my Parachute badge are still on my old field jacket, as is the 173 Abn Bde patch on the right shoulder. Why Life is Now More Complicated
  • A flanking attack on Antigonus' troops from Spartan light infantry stationed in the Oenus valley was thwarted by an aggressive cavalry attack led by the Achaean general Philopoemen.
  • Turks had come on with three battalions and a number of mule-mounted infantry and camelry. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • The military's southern command said an infantry brigade has been sent to the site to assist the citizens.
  • Most units going into Iraq now will go in as motorized infantry, mainly driving Humvees.
  • Tank battalions, which supported infantry divisions, were at times broken up and spread over a whole division.
  • The infantryman carried a substantial ammunition pouch, bayonet, water-bottle, and ‘snapsack’ for a day's rations suspended from broad cross-belts, usually made of buff leather and pipeclayed to inconvenient whiteness.
  • The officers thought that in modern mechanized warfare dismounted infantry would delay the mobile units on which success depended.
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