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    regiment of foot = infantry regiment

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am on the right trach by interpretation of the expression in bold in the following excerpt from Defoe’s “Robinson Cruso”?

    I had two elder brothers, one of whom was lieutenant-colonel to an English regiment of foot in Flanders, formerly commanded by the famous Colonel Lockhart, and was killed at the battle near Dunkirk against the Spaniards.

    regiment of foot = infantry regiment

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: regiment of foot = infantry regiment

    Yes that's right 'regiment of foot' = 'infantry regiment'.

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