of or relating to a paratrooper or a parachute unit: paratroop boots.
Also sky·troop [skahy-troop] /ˈskaɪˌtrup/.
Origin of paratroop
First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from paratrooper
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Related Words for paratroopscommandos
Examples from the Web for paratroops
Contemporary Examples of paratroops
I served as a sergeant in an elite sniper unit of the paratroops.Introducing Tzipi Livni to the Occupation
October 1, 2013
Historical Examples of paratroops
troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle areaAlso called: paratroopers, parachute troops
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