Definition of paratroops in English:

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paratroops

Pronunciation: /ˈparətruːps/

plural noun

Troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute from aircraft: (as modifier usually paratroop) a paratroop regiment
More example sentences
  • They will begin with a parachute drop by modern-day paratroops and 10 veterans of the battle over Ginkel Heath, about eight miles from Arnhem, where the original drops were made.
  • Back on June 6, hours before the main D-Day assault force stormed the beaches, a misplaced parachute drop had deposited his paratroop regiment far from the 5,000-ship Allied armada poised off Normandy's beaches.
  • Bernadette was addressing the crowds in Derry on 31 January 1972 when the British army's paratroop regiment opened fire on protesters.

Origin

1940s: from an abbreviation of parachute + troops (plural of troop).

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