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Foot soldier   /fʊt sˈoʊldʒər/   Listen
Foot soldier

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

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"Foot soldier" Quotes from Famous Books

... you see, the life of the pioneer child, while it was active and full of interest, was very different from yours. He learned, like his elders, to imitate bird calls, to set traps, to shoot a rifle, and at twelve the little lad became a foot soldier. He knew from just which loophole he was to shoot if the Indians attacked the fort, and he took pride in becoming a good marksman. He was carefully trained, too, to follow an Indian trail and to conceal his own when on the war-path—for ...
— Stories of Later American History • Wilbur F. Gordy

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

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