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 ?
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
Creakle had not preferred his claim to being a Tartar without reason; that he was the sternest and most severe of masters; that he laid about him, right and left, every day of his life, charging in among the boys like a trooper, and slashing away, unmercifully.
For seven years have I tended the Abbey here, preached o' Sundays, and married and christened and buried folk--and fought too, if need were; and if it smacks not too much of boasting, I have not yet met the knight or trooper or yeoman that I would yield before.
If you can get in you'll be a clever trooper," replied the officer, without turning his head or ceasing to slice off with his sabre the bark of the logs of which the house was built.
A garrison life is fatal even to the most aristocratic organization; and imperceptibly, D'Artagnan, always in the camp, always on horseback, always in garrison, became (I know not how in the present age one would express it) a typical trooper.
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?
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.
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.
And note, just then the trooper close behind us had been wounded by a shell fragment.
Trooper was never yet billeted upon a household more unlike him.
Although of very noble birth, he had contracted in his official harness more than one habit of the common trooper.
I should never have expected you to go out as a trooper.