foot soldier


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foot soldier

n.
1. A soldier who fights on foot; an infantry trooper.
2. One who performs necessary but basic, often mundane tasks.
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foot soldier

n
(Military) an infantryman
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foot′ sol`dier


n.
1. an infantryman.
2. a dedicated low-level follower.
[1615–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foot soldier - fights on foot with small armsfoot soldier - fights on foot with small arms  
fusilier - (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
grenade thrower, grenadier - an infantryman equipped with grenades
doughboy - an American infantryman in World War I
musketeer - a foot soldier armed with a musket
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
2.foot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of anotherfoot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
associate - a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise; "associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"
bottom dog - a person of low status
cog - a subordinate who performs an important but routine function; "he was a small cog in a large machine"
man - a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
second fiddle, second banana - someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
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Translations

foot soldier

nsoldato di fanteria, fante m
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References in classic literature ?
"No, no," continued D'Artagnan, "it was not the measured step of a foot soldier, nor was it the gait of a horseman.
A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that he was mortal.
Olivier made a mark with his thumb against the article of the "rascally foot soldier," and passed on.
"Don't kick up the dust, you infantry!" jested an hussar whose prancing horse had splashed mud over some foot soldiers.
They did this because, subsisting on their pay and without territory, they were unable to support many soldiers, and a few infantry did not give them any authority; so they were led to employ cavalry, with a moderate force of which they were maintained and honoured; and affairs were brought to such a pass that, in an army of twenty thousand soldiers, there were not to be found two thousand foot soldiers. They had, besides this, used every art to lessen fatigue and danger to themselves and their soldiers, not killing in the fray, but taking prisoners and liberating without ransom.
The alarm was soon carried to the city, and when they heard the war cry, the people came out at daybreak till the plain was filled with horsemen and foot soldiers and with the gleam of armour.
No man living could equal him in the marshalling of chariots and foot soldiers. Nestor could alone rival him, for he was older.
"Our resistance deceived the Russians, who thought at first that we were supported by an army corps; but before very long they learned their error from their scouts, and knew that they had only a single regiment of cavalry to deal with and the invalided foot soldiers in the depot.
I am a foot soldier and foot soldiers stand in front.
Archie Bowman: Foot Soldier, German PoW and League of Nations Man
The flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, is a familiar sight in many gardens - a reliable foot soldier of hedges and shrubberies.
RIBES SPECIOSUM The flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, is a familiar sight in many gardens - a reliable foot soldier of hedges and shrubberies.