This soldier is part of the United States infantry.
An example of an infantry is a group of Marine ground forces.
- foot soldiers collectively; esp., that branch of an army consisting of soldiers trained and equipped to fight chiefly on foot
- a (designated) infantry regiment: the 274th Infantry
Origin of infantryFrench infanterie ; from Italian infanteria ; from infante, very young person, knight's page, foot soldier ; from Classical Latin infans: see infant
- The branch of an army made up of units trained to fight on foot.
- Soldiers armed and trained to fight on foot: The general ordered his infantry to attack.
- A unit, such as a regiment, of such soldiers: Company B of the 7th Infantry.
Origin of infantryFrench infanterie, from Old French, from Old Italian infanteria, from infante, youth, foot soldier, from Latin &imacron;nfans, &imacron;nfant-, infant; see infant.
From Middle French infanterie, from older Italian, possibly from Spanish infantería "foot soldiers, force composed of those too inexperienced or low in rank for cavalry," from infante "foot soldier," originally "a youth", either way from Latin infans '(child) who doesn't speak (yet)' (from in- 'non-' + fari 'to speak')