paratroop

[ par-uh-troop ]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a paratrooper or a parachute unit: paratroop boots.

Origin of paratroop

1
First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from paratrooper
  • Also sky·troop [skahy-troop] /ˈskaɪˌtrup/ .

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How to use paratroop in a sentence

  • Armored vehicles, paratroop units and snipers sealed off Kabul's streets during this week's conference.

    Karzai's Newest Lie | Stephen Kinzer | July 20, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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