pararescue
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1948 a search and rescue mission by specially trained personnel who can parachute to the site <
a pararescue team
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pararescueman nounpararescuer noun

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  • pararescue — ☆ pararescue [par′ə res΄kyo͞o ] n. [ PARA 2 + RESCUE] the rescue of a person or persons from a dangerous situation by parachutists …   English World dictionary

  • pararescue — /par euh res kyooh/, n. a rescue, as of persons caught in a disaster, accomplished by parachutists. [1945 50; PARA 3 + RESCUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pararescue — noun A military career field whose practitioners parachute into enemy territory to provide emergency medical help and to rescue fellow soldiers …   Wiktionary

  • pararescue — para·rescue …   English syllables

  • pararescue — |parə+ noun Etymology: para (II) + rescue : rescue of persons (as in a disaster area or an area having inadequate transportation facilities) by parachutists * * * /par euh res kyooh/, n. a rescue, as of persons caught in a disaster, accomplished… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pararescue jumpers — Emblem der Pararescue jumpers Die United States Air Force Pararescue (Luftwaffenfallschirmrettung) oder Pararescuemen, Tätigkeitsbeschreibung (Air Force Specialty Code) 1T2X1 oder auch Pararescue jumpers (PJ, dt. etwa Rettungsfallschirmspringer)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pararescue team — Specially trained personnel qualified to penetrate to the site of an incident by land or parachute, render medical aid, accomplish survival methods, and rescue survivors. Also called PRT …   Military dictionary

  • United States Air Force Pararescue — Pararescuemen (AFSC 1T2X1), also called PJs (a nickname pronounced pee jays ), are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operatives tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Air Force Pararescue — Emblem der Pararescue Jumpers Die United States Air Force Pararescue (Luftwaffenfallschirmrettung) oder Pararescuemen, Tätigkeitsbeschreibung (Air Force Specialty Code) 1T2X1 oder auch Pararescue Jumpers (PJ, dt. etwa Rettungsfallschirmspringer)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PJ — pararescue jumper …   Military dictionary

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