infantry

Part of speech: noun

Foot soldiery equipped with small arms.

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Usage examples "infantry":

  1. Our horsemen and light- armed infantry were by the first assault routed, and the enemy, rushing into our camp in great numbers, pressed hard on the legions. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
  2. Crassus laughed at it, and hastened their march, and compelled his infantry to keep pace with his cavalry, till some few of the scouts returned and told them that their fellows were slain and they hardly escaped, that the enemy was at hand in full force, and resolved to give them battle. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  3. And behind them curious changes came over the road at X. You saw the infantry going up to the trenches, and going back along it into reserve. - "Tales of War", Lord Dunsany.