paratroops

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

Definition of paratroops 

: troops trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane

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

First Known Use of paratroops

1940, in the meaning defined above

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para- entry 2

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paratroops

noun

English Language Learners Definition of paratroops

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

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