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troop carrier

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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.
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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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