paratroop

[ par-uh-troop ]
/ ˈpær əˌtrup /

adjective

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

noun

RELATED WORDS

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

Origin of paratroop

First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from paratrooper
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for paratroops

British Dictionary definitions for paratroops

paratroops

/ (ˈpærəˌtruːps) /

pl n

troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle areaAlso called: paratroopers, parachute troops

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012