a member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes.
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How to use paratrooper in a sentence
Paratroopers parachuted into the facility and seized it, but then were let down by the failure to send in reinforcements.The war in Ukraine isn’t working out the way Russia intended | Liz Sly, Daniel Lamothe | February 28, 2022 | Washington Post
Thousands of paratroopers could augment the offensive from the air.The Retreat from Afghanistan Has Made America's Allies Nervous. None More So Than Taiwan | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | September 3, 2021 | Time
The Altamaha Riverkeeper, now overseen by a former paratrooper named Fletcher Sams, had recently tested all three of their homes’ wells.
The idea is that the straps are an objective way to gather data on the stresses the paratroopers feel.The Army put fitness trackers on paratroopers in Alaska to fine-tune its training | Rob Verger | March 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
“People in east Ukraine do not want to participate in presidential elections,” said the former paratrooper.
But then the tall, solidly built former paratrooper has been the least talkative of the separatists.
The Luhansk gunmen are led by Valery Bolotov, a former paratrooper.
In that attack, the Scooter Killer's first, the paratrooper, Ibn Ziaten, had sought to sell his Suzuki Bandit motorcycle.French Shooting Suspect Mohamed Merah Under Siege in Raid | Tracy McNicoll | March 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Skydivers, for instance—an intriguing example given the paratrooper killings.French Police Mount a Massive Manhunt for Killer of 3 Children, Teacher | Tracy McNicoll | March 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST