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paratroops

paratroops

noun plural para·troops \-ˌtrüps\

: a group of soldiers who are trained to jump out of airplanes using a parachute : a group of paratroopers

Full Definition of PARATROOPS

:  troops trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane
para·troop \-ˌtrüp\ adjective

Origin of PARATROOPS

2para-
First Known Use: 1940

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