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paratroop

[par-uh-troop]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a paratrooper or a parachute unit: paratroop boots.
noun
  1. paratrooper.
Also sky·troop [skahy-troop] /ˈskaɪˌtrup/.

Origin of paratroop

First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from paratrooper
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  • His dozen-odd UN regulars and Turkish partisans had done their best to simulate a paratroop attack in force.

    Hunter Patrol

    Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire