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Foot soldier   /fʊt sˈoʊldʒər/   Listen
Foot soldier

noun
1.
Fights on foot with small arms.  Synonyms: footslogger, infantryman, marcher.
2.
An assistant subject to the authority or control of another.  Synonyms: subordinate, subsidiary, underling.






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"Foot soldier" Quotes from Famous Books



... when the poor fellows were faint and used up by fatigue—still it must be done. This service creates quite a dislike between the two arms. The infantry man hates the horseman, and the cavalry man despises the foot soldier. At this time straggling was quite prevalent: we saw on byroads many who had left the ranks, almost invariably having thrown away their arms, and subsisting on plunder. The cavalry were scouring ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various



Words linked to "Foot soldier" :   grenade thrower, man, musketeer, cog, second fiddle, supporter, associate, helper, doughboy, fusilier, subsidiary, assistant, soldier, footslogger, second banana, underling, help, grenadier, subordinate, bottom dog



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