pararescue

noun, often attributive para·res·cue \ ˈper-ə-ˌre-(ˌ)skyü , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of pararescue

: a search and rescue mission by specially trained personnel who can parachute to the site
  • a pararescue team

pararescueman

play \ˈper-ə-ˌre-(ˌ)skyü-ˌman, -mən, ˈpa-rə-\ noun

pararescuer

play \ˈper-ə-ˌre-(ˌ)skyü-ər, ˈpa-rə-\ noun

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First Known Use of pararescue

1948


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