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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infantry 
  n  :  an  army  unit  consisting  of  soldiers  who  fight  on  foot; 
  "there  came  ten  thousand  horsemen  and  as  many  fully-armed 
  foot"  [syn:  {foot}] 




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