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paratroop

[par-uh-troop] /ˈpær əˌtrup/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a paratrooper or a parachute unit:
paratroop boots.
noun
Also, skytroop
[skahy-troop] /ˈskaɪˌtrup/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of paratroop
1935-1940
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

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