troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area: Also called: paratroopers, parachute troops
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How to use paratroops in a sentence
I served as a sergeant in an elite sniper unit of the paratroops.
At the airport across the Chattahoochee River in Alabama, five battalions of paratroops were waiting assignment.Earth Alert! | Kris Neville
If they see paratroops landing they're liable to get unfriendly fast.And Then the Town Took Off | Richard Wilson
On fields where paratroops are trained we have towers to jump from, but they cost a pile of money.Sally Scott of the Waves | Roy J. Snell