paratroop


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par·a·troops

 (păr′ə-tro͞ops′)
pl.n.
Infantry trained and equipped to parachute.

par′a·troop′ adj.

paratroop

(ˈpærəˌtruːp)
n
(Military) (modifier) denoting soldiers trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area: a paratroop regiment.

par•a•troop

(ˈpær əˌtrup)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to paratroopers: paratroop boots.
n.
2. paratroops, a unit of paratroopers; paratroopers collectively.
[1935–40; back formation from paratrooper]
Translations

paratroop

[ˈpærətruːp] adj [regiment, unit] → de parachutistes; [officer] → de parachutistes
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MOSCOW, Dhu-AlQa'dah 5, 1435, Aug 31, 2014, SPA -- Ukraine has handed over a group of captured Russian paratroops and Russia has returned 63 Ukrainian soldiers who crossed into its territory last week, Russian news agencies quoted a paratroop commander as saying, according to Reuters.
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The abuse allegations follow an official apology issued by the British government for actions taken by members of the Paratroop Regiment in killing unarmed civilians in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Bloody Sunday, 1972.
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It can carry 116 fully equipped paratroops, who can jump two at a time from the ramp or through the paratroop side doors.
If others would like to have their photos included to ensure that these images - ships, blockships, aircraft, general views, troops, paratroop drops, etc.
In 1979, he graduated officers' school, and went on to serve as a paratroop company commander and platoon commander.
If others would like to have their photos included to ensure that these images - ships, blockships, aircraft, troops, paratroop drops, etc - are not lost to posterity, would they care to loan them to me briefly for scanning and enhancing, together with appropriate information?
If so, and they would like to have their photos - of ships, blockships, aircraft, general views, troops, paratroop drops and so on - included to ensure they not lost to posterity, would they care to loan them to me briefly for scanning and enhancing, together with appropriate information?
Later, on 4 November, the programme reached another milestone when Grizzly Three preformed a first paratroop launch, near Toulouse.
Members of elite Paratroop Regiments have been told to fill in a form giving personal details about partners, ex-girlfriends and Facebook pages before they go to war.