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Infantry trained and equipped to parachute.

par′a·troop′ adj.
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(Military) (modifier) denoting soldiers trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area: a paratroop regiment.
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(ˈpær əˌtrup)

1. of or pertaining to paratroopers: paratroop boots.
2. paratroops, a unit of paratroopers; paratroopers collectively.
[1935–40; back formation from paratrooper]
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[ˈpærətruːp] adj [regiment, unit] → de parachutistes; [officer] → de parachutistes
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This personal military memoir covers his recruitment into the military at Camp Grant to his training with the 501st Paratroop Infantry Regiment at Camp Toccoa.
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Paratroops are dropped from designated paratroop doors, or the rear ramp.
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While there, a handful of the toughest troops were sent to Arisaig, in Western Scotland, to be trained as paratroop agents by British Special Operations.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman for Tajikistan's defense ministry said joint groups of paratroop forces from Tajikistan and Russia were being airlifted to possible points of incursions by terrorist groups on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.
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Weapons collected at the airport after the rebels were forced out by airstrikes and a paratroop assault had been brought in from Russia, he said.
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