Infantry vs Guidon - What's the difference?

infantry | guidon |


As nouns the difference between infantry and guidon

is that infantry is soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (eg airborne) while guidon is a small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.

infantry

English

Noun

(wikipedia infantry) (infantries)
  • Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (e.g. airborne).
  • (uncountable) The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers, especially opposed to mounted and technical troops
  • A regiment of infantry
  • Derived terms

    * infanteer * infantryman * light infantry * marine infantry * mechanized infantry * mounted infantry

    guidon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.
  • A soldier assigned to carry such a banner.