paratroops

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plural noun para·troops \ˈper-ə-ˌtrüps, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of paratroops

  1. :  troops trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane

paratroop

play \ˈper-ə-ˌtrüp, ˈpa-rə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of paratroops

2para-


First Known Use: 1940


PARATROOPS Defined for English Language Learners

paratroops

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plural noun para·troops \ˈper-ə-ˌtrüps, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of paratroops for English Language Learners

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


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