troop carrier

noun
  1. a transport airplane used for carrying troops and their equipment.
  2. an armored vehicle, often amphibious and mounted with light weapons, for transporting infantry troops and equipment.

Origin of troop carrier

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for troop carrier

troop carrier

noun
  1. a vehicle, aircraft, or ship designed for the carriage of troops
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