a mounted police officer; a police officer on horseback.
a soldier in a cavalry that uses horses.
Also troup·er . a persevering, dependable person who works hard or who bravely endures adversity: He's a real trooper, even when the going gets tough.
a cavalry horse.
Chiefly British. a troopship.
- trooper , trouper
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How to use trooper in a sentence
The governor said additional state troopers will be assigned to every county in an “all-hands-on-deck” operation designed to prevent what he called superspreader events and to educate the public about existing restrictions.D.C. adds tougher coronavirus restrictions as infection rates continue to rise | Julie Zauzmer, Erin Cox | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Police said the crash that occurred shortly before midnight in Arlington County sent a state trooper to the hospital.Authorities looking for woman who fled scene after her car hit a Virginia State Police vehicle on I-66 | Luz Lazo | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
One officer who allegedly tried to get a state trooper to dismiss his cousin’s drunken driving charge returned to work in 2017 after striking a deal for pretrial intervention, according to court documents and a news story.
On two occasions, a state trooper looked for Mouser at the home Stewart shared with her mother and stepfather.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe. | by Nadia Sussman | September 18, 2020 | ProPublica
Those two partial days of searching, in December 1987 and April 1988, were all that troopers devoted to finding Mouser, records show.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe. | by Nadia Sussman | September 18, 2020 | ProPublica
Eric Frein eluded Pennsylvania police for seven weeks after he allegedly killed a state trooper with a sniper shot.
The trooper reached with her right hand for her expandable baton.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading | Michael Daly | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Marijuana has been around for a long time,” Colorado State trooper Nate Reid tells The Daily Beast.
And the trooper says, ‘Has anybody you know that lives near the girls been up to this camp?’The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town | E. Jean Carroll | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not that one really needs a reason to dress up like Chewbacca or a Storm trooper.
She held it while the trooper bent over the strange scrawl, and ran his eyes along it to learn the context.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Why didn't he send a trooper to report at once instead of wasting time in going to Stony Crossing?Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
If there should happen t' be a stray trooper hangin' round there, the same would be mighty awkward for you fellers.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"There's one road to advancement, and you know where to find the trooper's duty laid down plain," he said, with a dry smile.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
The trooper went out, and when his comrade came in, Stimson laid a strip of paper before him.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for trooper
a soldier in a cavalry regiment
US and Australian a mounted policeman
US a state policeman
a cavalry horse
informal, mainly British a troopship
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Other Idioms and Phrases with trooper
see swear like a trooper.
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