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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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  • On fields where paratroops are trained we have towers to jump from, but they cost a pile of money.

  • At the airport across the Chattahoochee River in Alabama, five battalions of paratroops were waiting assignment.

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British Dictionary definitions for paratroops

paratroops

/ˈpærəˌtruːps/
plural noun
1.
troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area Also called paratroopers, parachute troops
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Word Origin and History for paratroops
n.

1940, from parachute + plural of troop (n.).

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