Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soldier in the infantry.

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  • n. a soldier employed in an infantry role

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A foot-soldier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fights on foot with small arms

Etymologies

infantry +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DS: Having been a Marine infantryman is central to what goes into these books.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • In the Army, the average age of the infantryman is nineteen years old.

    Gulf War II

  • But the world of an infantryman is unlike any other, and a soldier’s motivations in battle are hard to judge from the outside looking in.

    The Road to Haditha

  • The bomb had gone out of fashion, and it was realised that the principal weapon of the infantryman was the rifle.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France

  • He who knows the morale of the infantryman, which is put to the hardest proof, knows the morale of all the combatants.

    Battle Studies

  • The infantryman was the 140th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan since Canadian soldiers first went there in 2002 to fight the Taliban.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The IPKF was not motivated, there was political dissent in its rear, the institutions of the state were at variance, the standard armament of the infantryman was the ridiculous SLR (the FN rifle) pitted against the Tigers 'Kalashnikovs and M-16s (mostly purchased with RAW funds or procured through its channels, bypassing the procurement red tape which ensnared the IPKF), and there was hardly any use of tactical airpower-except on October 10th 1987, in Chavakachcheri, courtesy of the Sri Lankan side, a strike that injured Prabhakaran.

    Kottu

  • The GAO found that about 39% of the service members separated under the policy held critical occupations, such as infantryman and security forces.

    Report: More than $193M spent on 'don't ask, don't tell'

  • Soldiers find humor in the idea that many of their fellow Soldiers are envious of their assignment, who often refer to the almost constant battle as the 'infantryman's dream.'

    Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys..

  • Eight U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been arrested in connection with the apparent suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, a 19-year-old infantryman who was Chinese American.

    Bill Ong Hing: "Ching Chong, Chinaman": The De-Americanization of Asian Americans

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