Synonyms for infantry

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Tarleton advanced, with his infantry in the centre, and his cavalry on the wings.

At the bridge they met the British infantry, who gave them a volley.

Washington's horse and Kirkwood's infantry formed the reserve.

The infantry in advancing could only attack on a front of 600 yards.

There are her companies of infantry in a sort of port there.

I suggested an imitation of the equipment of the French infantry.

It combined cavalry and infantry and all the constituent elements of an army.

The guns were always active, and their co-operation with the infantry was perfected.

Belgian infantry withstood the assault, and counterattacked.

Whether this included the reenforcement by the Liege infantry is uncertain.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from French infantrie, from older Italian, Spanish infanteria "foot soldiers, force composed of those too inexperienced or low in rank for cavalry," from infante "foot soldier," originally "a youth," from Latin infantem (see infant). Meaning "infants collectively" is recorded from 1610s.

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armies

nounmilitary force, usually for land
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