paratroops

plural noun
para·​troops | \ ˈper-ə-ˌtrüps How to pronounce paratroops (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paratroops

: troops trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane

Other Words from paratroops

paratroop \ ˈper-​ə-​ˌtrüp How to pronounce paratroops (audio) , ˈpa-​rə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of paratroops

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paratroops

para- entry 2

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“Paratroops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paratroops. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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