state trooper
Trooper Troop"er, n. 1. A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman. [1913 Webster]

2. A state police officer; -- also called {state trooper}. [U. S.] [PJC]

3. A mounted policeman. [Australia]

Note: The {black troopers} of Queensland are a regiment of aboriginal police, employed chiefly for dispersing wild aborigines who encroach on sheep runs. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. Trouper. [PJC]

{like a trooper}, with energy, endurance, or enthusiasm; as, to work like a trooper.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • state trooper — noun (C) AmE a member of a police force that is controlled by one of the US state governments who works anywhere in that state …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • state trooper — a member of a U.S. state police force. * * * …   Universalium

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