trooper


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troop·er

 (tro͞o′pər)
n.
1.
a. A member of a unit of cavalry.
b. A cavalry horse.
2.
a. A mounted police officer.
b. A state police officer.
3. also trouper A reliable, uncomplaining, often hard-working person.

trooper

(ˈtruːpə)
n
1. (Military) a soldier in a cavalry regiment
2. (Law) US and Austral a mounted policeman
3. (Law) US a state policeman
4. (Military) a cavalry horse
5. (Military) informal chiefly Brit a troopship

troop•er

(ˈtru pər)

n.
1. a mounted police officer.
3. a cavalry soldier.
4. a cavalry horse.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trooper - a soldier in a motorized army unittrooper - a soldier in a motorized army unit  
cavalry, horse cavalry, horse - troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack"
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
2.trooper - a mounted policemantrooper - a mounted policeman      
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
3.trooper - a state police officertrooper - a state police officer    
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
4.trooper - a soldier mounted on horsebacktrooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
cavalry - a highly mobile army unit
cuirassier - a cavalryman equipped with a cuirass
dragoon - a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen
hussar - a member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress
lancer - (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
Rough Rider - a member of the volunteer cavalry regiment led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War (1898)
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
Translations
جُنْدي في سِلاح الطَّيران
vojín
soldat
hermaîur, riddaraliîi

trooper

[ˈtruːpəʳ] N
1. (Mil) → soldado mf (de caballería)
to swear like a trooperjurar or hablar como un carretero
2. (US) (= policeman) → policía mf montado/a

trooper

[ˈtruːpər] n
(MILITARY) (in cavalry)soldat m de cavalerie; (in tank regiment)soldat m (d'un régiment de chars d'assaut)
(US) (= policeman) → gendarme m

trooper

n (Mil) → berittener Soldat, Kavallerist m; (US: = state trooper) → Staatspolizist(in) m(f); to swear like a trooper (Brit inf) → wie ein Kutscher fluchen

trooper

[ˈtruːpəʳ] n (Mil) → soldato di cavalleria (Am) (policeman) → poliziotto agente della polizia di uno stato
to swear like a trooper → bestemmiare come un turco

troop

(truːp) noun
1. a group of ordinary soldiers.
2. a crowd or collection (of people or animals). A troop of visitors arrived.
verb
to go in a group. They all trooped into his office.
ˈtrooper noun
an ordinary soldier.
troops noun plural
soldiers.
References in classic literature ?
A right good trooper he was, too, although in his oral narrative from which this tale is made there was no mention of that; the fact was learned from his surviving comrades.
Trooper was never yet billeted upon a household more unlike him.
The trooper (if trooper he be or have been) takes her bonnet off, with a light touch for so strong a hand, and pats her on the head.
A trooper, braver than his fellows, leaped among the kicking, plunging, fear-maddened beasts in a futile attempt to quiet them.
A horse, struck by a stray bullet, fell beside Jane Clayton, a lion leaped across the expiring beast full upon the breast of a black trooper just beyond.
I should never have expected you to go out as a trooper.
As the trooper cantered off, Kim crawled round to the back of the house, where, going on his Lahore experiences, he judged there would be food - and information.
And note, just then the trooper close behind us had been wounded by a shell fragment.
Manicamp, leaning on the arm of a gigantic trooper, as firm as the pillar of a cathedral, replied in his usual tranquil tone of voice, -- "And you, monsieur?
The soldiers passed in a semicircle round something where the ball had fallen, and an old trooper on the flank, a noncommissioned officer who had stopped beside the dead men, ran to catch up his line and, falling into step with a hop, looked back angrily, and through the ominous silence and the regular tramp of feet beating the ground in unison, one seemed to hear left.
A trooper does not much care if he loses a weapon - Government must make it good - but he deeply resents the loss of his sleep.
All possible precautions had been taken against the terrorists, and the way from the cathedral, through Lisbon's streets, was double-banked with troops, while a squad of two hundred mounted troopers surrounded the carriage.