- of or relating to a paratrooper or a parachute unit: paratroop boots.
Also sky·troop [skahy-troop] /ˈskaɪˌtrup/.
Origin of paratroop
First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from paratrooper
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Examples from the Web for paratroops
I served as a sergeant in an elite sniper unit of the paratroops.Introducing Tzipi Livni to the Occupation
October 1, 2013
- troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle areaAlso called: paratroopers, parachute troops
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Word Origin and History for paratroops
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