• Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (e.g. airborne).
  • The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers, especially opposed to mounted and technical troops
  • A regiment of infantry


  • From Middle French infanterie, from older Italian, possibly from Spanish infantería, from infante, originally "a youth", either way from Latin īnfāns; see there for more.

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