Recent Examples on the WebNo British attempt was made to land men simultaneously on the south bank of the Rhine, nearest the Allied lines, and the paratroops failed in their own attempts to cross the bridge under fire.
Max Hastings, The New York Review of Books, 28 May 2020
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paratroops.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.