Definition of paratrooper
: a member of the paratroops
Recent Examples of paratrooper from the Web
The war in Burundi started in 1993 when Tutsi paratroopers assassinated the country’s first democratically elected president, a Hutu.
Doug served four years in the Army as an artilleryman and paratrooper, left with an honorable discharge and a good-conduct medal, then joined the National Guard.
The three paratroopers from Rubinger's photo are Zion Karasenti, Yitzhak Yifat and Haim Oshri.
That might was on display at the annual Airborne Review on June 1, with 4,500 paratroopers of the 82nd’s 18,000 strong taking part.
A website specializing in assessments of air safety standards said the Y-8 aircraft was configured to carry a maximum of 96 soldiers or 82 paratroopers.
At 2 a.m. on June 6, the paratroopers, commanded by Colonel Motta Gur, crossed no-man’s-land.
Paratrooper Brigade 55 had been formed a year before.
More than 13,000 Allied paratroopers landed during D-Day, including men from the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions.
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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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