Definition of paratrooper
: a member of the paratroops
Recent Examples of paratrooper from the Web
A gunman claiming links to al-Qaida kills three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in Toulouse, southern France.
The plan, if activated by order of the prime minister and military chief of staff, was to send a small paratrooper force to divert the Egyptian Army in the desert area so that a team could lay preparations for the atomic blast.
The Oath Keepers was founded by Stewart Rhodes, an Army paratrooper, Yale Law School graduate and anti-government activist.
U.S. Army military paratroopers fly over Miami Beach at 70 miles per hour.
A 19-year-old paratrooper killed in action in Korea was buried in Calvary Cemetery yesterday without the guard of honor to which he was entitled.
Dishevelled and miserable looking, a dozen Iraqi soldiers crossed the frontier into Kuwait last week and attempted to surrender to a squad of British paratroopers who were testing their weapons during routine exercises.
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First Known Use of paratrooper
PARATROOPER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of paratrooper for Students
: a soldier trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane
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