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Meaning of infantry

in•fan•try

Pronunciation: (in'fun-trē), [key]
— pl. -tries.
  1. soldiers or military units that fight on foot, in modern times typically with rifles, machine guns, grenades, mortars, etc., as weapons.
  2. a branch of an army composed of such soldiers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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