Definition of Infantry. Meaning of Infantry. Synonyms of Infantry

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Definition of Infantry

Infantry
Infantry In"fan*try, n. [F. infanterie, It. infanteria, fr. infante infant, child, boy servant, foot soldier, fr. L. infans, -antis, child; foot soldiers being formerly the servants and followers of knights. See Infant.] 1. A body of children. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. 2. (Mil.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from cavalry.

Meaning of Infantry from wikipedia

- Infantry is a military specialization which engages in ground combat on foot. Infantry generally consists of light infantry, mountain infantry, motorized...
- by a major or a captain). In some countries, battalions are exclusively infantry, while in others battalions are unit-level organizations. The term "battalion"...
- organized as infantry divisions. The infantry divisions from the Kostrad are: 1st Kostrad Infantry Division at Depok, West Java 2nd Kostrad Infantry Division...
- are known as mechanized infantry. Some militaries also make a distinction between infantry units which use APCs and infantry units which use IFVs, with...
- Line infantry was the type of infantry that composed the basis of European land armies from the late 17th century to the mid-19th century. Maurice of...
- fluid function than other types of infantry, such as heavy infantry or line infantry. Historically, light infantry often fought as scouts, raiders, and...
- Mechanized infantry are infantry units equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat (see...
- The 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger) (officially 75th Infantry Regiment or 75th Infantry) was initially a parent regiment for all the US Army Ranger units...
- battalion from their manorial estate. By the end of the 17th century, infantry regiments in most European armies were permanent units, with approximately...
- An infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), also known as a mechanized infantry combat vehicle (MICV), is a type of armoured fighting vehicle used to carry infantry...