paratroop

[par-uh-troop]
Also sky·troop [skahy-troop] /ˈskaɪˌtrup/.

Origin of paratroop

First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from paratrooper
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Contemporary Examples of paratroop

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

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    Karzai's Newest Lie

    Stephen Kinzer

    July 20, 2010

Historical Examples of paratroop

  • 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