Definition of infantryman in English:

infantryman

noun

  • A soldier belonging to an infantry regiment.

    • ‘He enlisted as an infantryman in Perth in 1951 full of mischief and determination.’
    • ‘My assignments were primarily as a tactical soldier in multiple divisions, both as an infantryman and an intelligence professional.’
    • ‘The job was not done exclusively by infantrymen: Rangers, engineers, artillerymen and staff soldiers all contributed.’
    • ‘My MPs thought of themselves as infantrymen first; military police second.’
    • ‘And what is needed is not more infantrymen, more combat soldiers.’
    • ‘The synergistic effect of brave infantrymen, massed artillery and close air support was why Bastogne held.’
    • ‘The crew consists of commander, gunner, driver, and four infantrymen, with the commander normally dismounting with the squad.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly, there will be many well deserving infantrymen pinning on the combat infantryman's badge in the near future.’
    • ‘The combat infantryman and combat medical badge have an honored place in our tradition of recognizing people who do war's dirty work.’
    • ‘This initial shock of overwhelming firepower facilitates the attacks of dismounted infantrymen into the built up area.’
    • ‘The artillerymen did not only assume new roles as gate guards or as mechanized infantrymen.’
    • ‘Air and Missile Defense soldiers, like all soldiers, must be infantrymen first.’
    • ‘The infantry branch would be responsible for training light infantrymen.’
    • ‘Additionally, the scouts and other infantrymen conducted a detailed search of the area with the assistance of mine detectors and soon found a buried cache.’
    • ‘He successfully produced an excellent account of an infantryman's war by one who fought it.’
    • ‘For example, an infantryman with a rifled musket was a greater threat to artillerymen and cavalrymen.’
    • ‘In the American and British armies deserters were almost always infantrymen.’
    • ‘A battalion of battle-tested infantrymen walked single file along either side of the road towards the enemy.’
    • ‘As operations unfold, the Army has found that protection is needed not just for infantrymen but for every soldier in theatre.’
    • ‘When the weather socked in again, the infantrymen and artillerymen were ready for the German main attack that took place on Christmas Eve.’
    infantrymen, foot soldiers, foot guards
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Pronunciation

infantryman

/ˈɪnf(ə)ntrɪmən/