paratroops
noun plural Etymology: 2para- Date: 1940 troops trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane • paratroop adjective

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  • paratroops — [par′ə tro͞ops΄] pl.n. 〚/span> PARA(CHUTE) + TROOP〛 troops trained and equipped to parachute into a combat area paratroop adj. paratrooper n. * * * par·a·troops (părʹə tro͞ops ) pl.n. Infantry trained and equipped to parachute …   Universalium

  • paratroops — meaning ‘troops equipped to be dropped by parachute’, is a plural noun. The force is called a paratroop regiment, and a member of this is a paratrooper …   Modern English usage

  • paratroops — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ troops equipped to be dropped by parachute from aircraft. DERIVATIVES paratrooper noun …   English terms dictionary

  • paratroops — [par′ə tro͞ops΄] pl.n. [< PARA(CHUTE) + TROOP] troops trained and equipped to parachute into a combat area paratroop adj. paratrooper n …   English World dictionary

  • paratroops — n. to commit, deploy; drop paratroops * * * [ pærətruːps] deploy drop paratroops to commit …   Combinatory dictionary

  • paratroops — [[t]pæ̱rətruːps[/t]] N PLURAL (The form paratroop is used as a modifier.) Paratroops are soldiers who are trained to be dropped by parachute into battle or into enemy territory. The airport is in the hands of French paratroops. ...special… …   English dictionary

  • paratroops — pærÉ™truːps n. infantry unit that is trained to parachute from planes pærÉ™truːp n. parachutist, skydiver, one who jumps from aircraft and floats to earth using a parachute adj. pertaining to paratroops, of an infantry unit that is trained to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paratroops — noun infantry soldiers deployed by parachute See Also: paratrooper …   Wiktionary

  • paratroops — Synonyms and related words: Gurkhas, SS, Special Forces, Waffen SS, armed force, armed service, army, array, career soldiers, elite corps, elite troops, fighting machine, forces, ground forces, ground troops, guardsmen, host, legions, marines,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paratroops — par|a|troops [ˈpærətru:ps] n [plural] a group of paratroopers that fights together as a military unit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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