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 for infantry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A body of children. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mil.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers,
        in distinction from cavalry.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;
           "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed
           foot" [syn: infantry, foot]

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