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 an army specialization whose personnel engage in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and armored forces. Also known...
- into a number of companies. In some countries, battalions are exclusively infantry, while in others battalions are unit-level organizations. The term "battalion"...
- combat infantry squad and which, as a rule, is armed with an integral or organic weapon of less than 20 millimetres calibre." Compared to infantry fighting...
- Mechanized infantry (or mechanised infantry) are infantry units equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for...
- fluid function than other types of infantry, such as heavy infantry or line infantry. Historically, light infantry often fought as scouts, raiders, and...
- organized as infantry divisions. The infantry divisions from the Kostrad are: 1st Kostrad Infantry Division at Depok, West Java 2nd Kostrad Infantry Division...
- Marines, or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate in littoral zones in support of naval operations. Historically, tasks undertaken...
- 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...
- Mounted infantry were infantry who rode horses instead of marching. The original dragoons were essentially mounted infantry. According to the 1911 Encyclopædia...
- infantry regiments, 1821; 1st Infantry Regiment 2nd Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Regiment 4th Infantry Regiment 5th Infantry Regiment 6th Infantry Regiment...