Meaning of “infantry” in the English Dictionary

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"infantry" in British English

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infantrynoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈɪn.fən.tri/ us /ˈɪn.fən.tri/

the part of an army that fights on foot:

The infantry was/were sent into battle.
It's a light/heavy infantry unit.
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(Definition of “infantry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"infantry" in American English

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infantrynoun [ U ]

us /ˈɪn·fən·tri/

soldiers who fight on foot

(Definition of “infantry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)