paratrooper

noun
para·​troop·​er | \ ˈper-ə-ˌtrü-pər How to pronounce paratrooper (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paratrooper

: a member of the paratroops

Examples of paratrooper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Imagine learning from the local news that your son or brother, a paratrooper in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, is dead. Nolan D. Mccaskill Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2021 An investigation is underway following the death of a 29-year-old Fort Bragg paratrooper who was found unresponsive in his barracks on Friday, according to reports. Fox News, 15 Aug. 2021 The 21-year-old Fort Bragg paratrooper who died during an airborne training session earlier this week was identified by Army officials on Wednesday. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 22 Apr. 2021 Ironically, of course, the original impulse for this came from the German seizure of Crete in 1941, an operation in which the heavy Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) casualties convinced Berlin that the mass parachute concept was not worth the trouble. Max Hastings, The New York Review of Books, 28 May 2020 Cooper, who lives in the nearby city of Vista, served as a paratrooper in the Army based in Fort Bragg, N.C., during the more successful U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, though he was never sent abroad. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 Kingsley is based on a real-world paratrooper, Sgt. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2021 Yards away, at the entrance to the processing area near the airport’s Abbey Gate, a British paratrooper stared at a group of Afghan families crouched nearby. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2021 Cooper, who lives in the nearby city of Vista, served as a paratrooper in the Army based in Fort Bragg, N.C., during the more successful U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, though he was never sent abroad. Jaweed Kaleem, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of paratrooper

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Paratrooper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paratrooper. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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paratrooper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of paratrooper

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

paratrooper

noun
para·​troop·​er | \ ˈper-ə-ˌtrü-pər How to pronounce paratrooper (audio) \

Kids Definition of paratrooper

: a soldier trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane

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