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

Definition of trooper

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

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a moving Memorial Day service honoring our fallen troopers

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Delaware State Police said Wednesday that Robert Knox, 50, of Harbeson was lying in bed and reached for a handgun while troopers were in the home early Tuesday. Fox News, "Paraplegic man killed by police; father faces drug charges," 29 Aug. 2018 The two troopers were on patrol in a yellow Ford Mustang, an unmarked vehicle generally used to target aggressive drivers, DPS said. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "DPS: Man impersonating officer arrested after attempting to pull over troopers," 12 July 2018 The Florida Highway Patrol received a report of a man on the hood of a car heading toward Miami Beach on I-195, but troopers were unable to find the car without a license plate number. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Another man seen clutching onto speeding car in Miami-Dade," 11 July 2018 About 40 current or recently retired troopers are under investigation for overtime fraud. Matt Rocheleau,, "As State Police overtime probe intensifies, troopers race to lock in pensions and retire," 2 July 2018 Florida Highway Patrol troopers were able to identify the woman who committed suicide at U.S. Highway 92 and Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County Sunday afternoon. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Troopers identify person who committed suicide on I-4," 5 June 2018 The detectives were read their rights, and State Police troopers were there when the detectives gave statements about Robinson's death, authorities said. Michelle Hunter,, "Family wants another agency to head Keeven Robinson death investigation," 14 May 2018 Werbner recommended that, in the future, Tolland also add two constables, in order to cover vacations and other times when troopers are not able to be on duty. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Tolland Town Manager Presents Budget," 3 Apr. 2018 The story of well-intentioned if idiotic state troopers is surprisingly sweet for the raunchy comedy genre. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "April Fool's Day: 5 movies and TV shows to binge-watch for prank inspiration," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of trooper

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

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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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