Origin of infantry
OTHER WORDS FROM infantrynon·in·fan·try, noun
Words nearby infantry
How to use infantry in a sentence
Ryan Vanderweit joined the infantry in 2002 and was quickly deployed to Iraq at the beginning of the war.
Spare blood is not a standard part of an infantry kit, and for good reason.Drones could help save soldiers’ lives by delivering blood on demand|Rob Verger|July 25, 2021|Popular-Science
It is the kind of question with huge implications for infantry fights and tactical engagements—a possibly useful weapon on the edge of much more complicated wars.The US Marines are testing flying, remote-controlled grenades|Rob Verger|July 13, 2021|Popular-Science
Fascist infantry charged machineguns screaming, “Viva la muerte”— Long live death!My Father Fled Fascism in Spain—and Taught Me How Lies Can Destroy a Democracy|Sebastian Junger|May 19, 2021|Time
Same for the elegant officer’s cap with the faded blue infantry band from the early 1900s.Army museums have tens of thousands of artifacts. They’re looking to downsize.|Michael Ruane|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
In Vietnam, Lewis was advisor to a Vietnamese infantry unit, whose nickname for him was “Captain of Many Kilos.”
In the west at Utah Beach the U.S. Fourth Infantry Division encountered almost none, lost 12 men killed in the first 24 hours.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Being there with a company of American infantry was dangerous enough; going there on your own seemed like straight-up suicide.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stasio would join the Fourth Brigade, Second Infantry Division, “the Raiders,” and deploy to Iraq.
Russian ground forces, including infantry and armor units, are being permanently stationed in key areas.
Fanning and Wharton were to make head against the infantry and cavalry.
News came that the rebels were plundering the British quarters, and the infantry went there in hot haste.
Infantry and cavalry approached the island, quite unsuspicious of its being occupied.
The artillery and 81st were on the right of the line, the native infantry in the center, and the sowars on the left.
With that sum, twice as much infantry could be maintained as that which your Majesty has here.
British Dictionary definitions for infantry
- soldiers or units of soldiers who fight on foot with small arms
- (as modifier)an infantry unit