noun (infantr, ies)
Etymology: From French infanterie, 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 infans '(child) who doesn't speak' from in- 'non-' + fari 'to speak'
- Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry.
- (uncountable) The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers. (Compare artillery, armor.)
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