troop·​er | \ ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trooper (audio) \

Definition of trooper

1a(1) : an enlisted cavalryman
(2) : the horse of a cavalryman
2a : a mounted police officer
b : a state police officer

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Examples of trooper in a Sentence

a moving Memorial Day service honoring our fallen troopers
Recent Examples on the Web Police are in the 8000 block of Kempwood, where a trooper securing the explosion scene spotted the burglar suspects. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, "Trooper fires at would-be burglar near explosion site," 26 Jan. 2020 The Arizona Public Safety Department said a trooper pulled over the man on Thursday after noticing the fake skeleton. Nicole Acevedo, NBC News, "Arizona man tried using a fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane," 25 Jan. 2020 Investigators are searching for answers after a woman killed a retired state trooper and shot two others before turning the gun on herself. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "'Heavy hearts': One trooper dead and two wounded after woman opens fire in cigar lounge," 25 Jan. 2020 Lozano, a retired state trooper with 23 years of law enforcement experience, told the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board. Scott Huddleston,, "Challengers call Bexar County Sheriff Salazar to task as San Antonio races start to heat up," 16 Jan. 2020 Bingham saw a trooper at the back of the house during his exit and ran back inside, according to the release. Madeline Mitchell,, "Man threatens to shoot state troopers during nearly 6 hour standoff in Franklin County, Indiana," 14 Jan. 2020 More: How a Mississippi trooper almost took down the world’s most powerful cartel boss More: Why is The Courier Journal reporting on a deadly Mexican drug cartel? Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Trump to shift billions from military programs to border wall construction, report says," 14 Jan. 2020 The mid-December fire had left him with no way to communicate, Steele told troopers. Fox News, "Man survives weeks in remote Alaska wilderness after cabin burns down, writes 'SOS' in snow," 13 Jan. 2020 Talley was transported to Saline Memorial Hospital for his injuries, troopers said. Tony Holt, Arkansas Online, "Four people die in crashes around state Saturday," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of trooper

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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8 Feb 2020

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“Trooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trooper

: a low-ranking soldier
US : a state police officer


troop·​er | \ ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trooper (audio) \

Kids Definition of trooper

1 : a soldier in a cavalry unit
2 : a state police officer

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