- 1 (troops) Soldiers or armed forces: UN peacekeeping troops (as modifier troop) troop cutsMore example sentences
- The Armed Forces and other troops need officers with a university degree and a higher military education.
- Five flags will be issued to all enlisted soldiers, with deploying troops having priority.
- Those troops - mainly soldiers - have paid the ultimate price for their country.
- 2A cavalry unit commanded by a captain.More example sentences
- From the 16th century the troop, a captain's command, was the basic subunit in the cavalry.
- The unit conducting this mission was a standard regimental armored cavalry troop of the early 1990s era.
- The cavalry troop headquarters would include requisite maintenance, command and control, and liaison capabilities.
- 2.1A unit of artillery and armoured formation.More example sentences
- There, the infantry and the armour troops had been doing the same task.
- Despite being a novice at commanding armoured units, he quickly grasped the great potential of mechanised and armoured troops.
- The video started with an advancing troop of soldiers who fanned out across an open plain that offered only the protection of the few trees and old stone properties.
- 2.2A group of three or more Scout patrols.More example sentences
- And then he was gone, following the Scout troop.
- A scout troop with a proud history has been told to raise £100,000 or face extinction.
- Matt has been a member of the scout troop for five years.
- 3A group of people or animals of a particular kind: a troop of musiciansMore example sentences
- A troop of secret agents in identical suits, sunglasses and wigs circulated as a group throughout the evening.
- Japanese macaque studies began in 1948 when scientists visiting the southern Japanese island of Koshima, encountered a troop of wild monkeys.
- Later, they will be entertained by The Chieftains and a troop of Irish dancers who will perform in a massive marquee which has been erected on the castle lawns.
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- 1(Of a group of people) come or go together or in large numbers: the girls trooped in for dinnerMore example sentences
- A group of kids trooped in and stood near the door.
- As the group was trooping together up the staircase to their rooms, Josh looked over at Katie.
- The three of us trooped off together to get outfitted at a mid-town haberdashery.
- 1.1(Of a lone person) walk at a slow or steady pace: Caroline trooped wearily home from workMore example sentences
- By the time he was trooping back for the second half, news had filtered through that Middlesbrough were 2-0 up at Leicester.
- Neighbours saw a 44 year old bloke trooping about with a guitar; police were called and now the bloke is in a local hospital under the mental health act.
- Anyway, having spent the day at home doing various little jobs and waiting for some furniture to be delivered, I duly trooped down to London late afternoon and got to The Chandos before anyone else.
troop the colour
- British Perform the ceremony of parading a regiment’s flag along ranks of soldiers.More example sentences
- The honour can be registered in the history of the regiment and displayed if the regiment is trooping the colour but does not have any other physical manifestation.
- There she is, trooping the color and the Guards ceremony and so forth.
- It is one of only three public occasions on which the Lord Mayor troops the colour with the horse-drawn carriage, thus ranking the Dublin Horse Show up there with Bloomsday and St Patrick's Day.
mid 16th century: from French troupe, back-formation from troupeau, diminutive of medieval Latin troppus 'flock', probably of Germanic origin.