trooper

noun

troop·​er ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trooper (audio)
1
a(1)
: an enlisted cavalryman
(2)
: the horse of a cavalryman
c
2
a
: a mounted police officer
b
: a state police officer
3

Examples of trooper in a Sentence

a moving Memorial Day service honoring our fallen troopers
Recent Examples on the Web State police troopers with Troop-H in Hartford responded to reports of a crash just before 3 a.m. on Saturday near Exit 24 on Interstate 91 in Rocky Hill. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 20 July 2024 In Alaska, many 911 and non-emergency call centers aren’t working properly across the state, state troopers said in a Facebook post. Holly Yan, CNN, 19 July 2024 The girls, all 14 years old, were riding a UTV on County Road 3150 E and ran a stop sign, troopers said in a news release. Tanasia Kenney, Kansas City Star, 12 July 2024 By the time rescuers got to the scene, the reptile had found a hiding spot in a storm drain, troopers said. Helena Wegner, Sacramento Bee, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for trooper 

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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The first known use of trooper was in 1640

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“Trooper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trooper. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

trooper

noun
troop·​er ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trooper (audio)
1
: a cavalry soldier
2
a
: a police officer who rides a horse
b
: a state police officer

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