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Miscellaneous soldiers

airman

noun

a man in a country’s air force, especially one of low rank in the US or UK air force

airwoman

noun

a woman in a country’s air force, especially one of low rank in the US or UK air force

batman

noun

an officer’s servant in the British armed forces

bombardier

noun

someone in the US Air Force whose job is to drop bombs from a military plane

cannon fodder

noun

ordinary soldiers whose lives are not considered important during war

commando

noun

a soldier trained to attack in areas controlled by an enemy

crew

noun

the people who work on a military ship or aircraft, not including the officers: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

foot soldier

noun

a soldier who fights on foot, not on a horse or in a vehicle

GI

noun

a US soldier in uniform, especially one who is not an officer

Green Beret

noun

a soldier who is a member of a team trained to do very dangerous work

grenadier

noun

a soldier who belongs to an important section of the army of the UK

grunt

noun

a soldier of low rank

guardsman

noun

a soldier in a Guards regiment of the British army

guardsman

noun

a member of the US National Guard

gunner

noun

a member of the armed forces whose job is to fire a large gun

hussar

noun

a soldier in a European cavalry (=group that rides horses)

infantryman

noun

a soldier who fights on foot

irregular

noun

a soldier who does not belong to the official army of a country

Jawan

noun

a soldier in the Indian army

legionary

noun

a soldier in a legion

man

noun

a man of low rank in the armed forces

marine

noun

a soldier whose job is to fight on both land and sea

Marine

noun

a soldier in the Royal Marines

Marine

noun

a soldier in the US Marine Corps

medic

noun

someone in the armed forces or in an emergency situation who gives people medical treatment

mercenary

noun

a soldier who fights for any army that will pay him or her

MIA

noun

missing in action: a soldier who has disappeared during a military operation and who may be alive or dead

militiaman

noun

a member of a militia

orderly

noun

a soldier whose job is to help an officer by performing minor duties

para

noun

a paratrooper

paramilitary

noun

a member of a paramilitary organization

paratrooper

noun

a soldier trained to jump out of planes wearing a parachute

peacekeeper

noun

a soldier in a military force that has been sent to a place in order to prevent war, especially between groups who have been fighting there

picket

noun

a soldier or group of soldiers who are guarding a place

prisoner of war

noun

someone, usually a soldier, who is held as a prisoner by the enemy during a war

private

noun

the lowest rank of soldier in the army

private soldier

noun

a private2

Pvt.

abbreviation

Private: used before the name of a soldier of the lowest rank

ranger

noun

in the US army, a soldier trained for quick unexpected attacks against an enemy

the ranks

noun

all the members of a military organization who are not officers

recruit

noun

a new member of the armed forces

regular

noun

a regular soldier, or a member of the regular armed forces

reserve

noun

a soldier or a group of soldiers who are not fighting but who are available to fight

reservist

noun

a soldier who is not part of a country’s permanent army, but who is trained to fight with the army if necessary

saboteur

noun

someone who deliberately damages or destroys the property of an enemy or opponent

sapper

noun

a soldier whose job is to dig tunnels and build or repair bridges and roads

scout

noun

a person or vehicle sent out by an army to get information about the position and movements of the enemy

sentry

noun

a soldier who stands at the entrance to a place and guards it

serviceman

noun

a man who is a member of the armed forces

servicewoman

noun

a woman who is a member of the armed forces

shock troops

noun

soldiers who are trained in methods of sudden attack

signalman

noun

a member of the army or navy whose job is to send and receive messages using signals

soldier

noun

someone who is a member of an army

soldier

noun

a soldier who is not an officer

soldier of fortune

noun

someone who is willing to fight as a soldier in any army that pays them

squaddie

noun

an ordinary soldier

standard-bearer

noun

a soldier who marches at the front of an army carrying its flag

storekeeper

noun

someone whose job is to look after supplies in the armed forces

trooper

noun

someone of low rank in the army who fights on a horse or in an armoured vehicle

VC

noun

a soldier who has been given this medal

volunteer

noun

someone who joins the armed forces without being forced

warlord

noun

the leader of any group involved in fighting

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