paratrooper

noun para·troop·er \ ˈper-ə-ˌtrü-pər , ˈpa-rə- \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of paratrooper

: a member of the paratroops

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First Known Use of paratrooper

1927

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PARATROOPER Defined for English Language Learners

paratrooper

Definition of paratrooper for English Language Learners

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


PARATROOPER Defined for Kids

paratrooper

noun para·troop·er \ ˈper-ə-ˌtrü-pər \

Definition of paratrooper for Students

: a soldier trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane


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