paratroop

[ par-uh-troop ]
/ ˈpær əˌtrup /
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adjective

of or relating to a paratrooper or a parachute unit: paratroop boots.

noun

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 paratroop

  • 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|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