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Infantry trained and equipped to parachute.
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(Military) (modifier) denoting soldiers trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area: a paratroop regiment.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. of or pertaining to paratroopers: paratroop boots.n.
2. paratroops, a unit of paratroopers; paratroopers collectively.
[1935–40; back formation from paratrooper]
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