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par·a·troop·er

 (păr′ə-tro͞o′pər)
n.
A member of the paratroops.
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paratrooper

(ˈpærəˌtruːpə)
n
a member of the paratroops
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

par•a•troop•er

(ˈpær əˌtru pər)

n.
a member of an infantry unit trained to land in combat areas by parachuting from planes.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paratrooper - a soldier in the paratroopsparatrooper - a soldier in the paratroops    
paratroops - infantry trained and equipped to parachute
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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Translations
مِظَلّي
výsadkář
faldskærmssoldat
ejtõernyõs
fallhlífahermaîur
výsadkár

paratrooper

[ˈpærətruːpəʳ] Nparacaidista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

paratrooper

[ˈpærətruːpər] nparachutiste m (soldat)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

paratrooper

nFallschirmjäger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

paratrooper

[ˈpærəˌtruːpəʳ] n (Mil) → paracadutista m, parà m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

paratroops

(ˈpӕrətruːps) noun plural
soldiers who are trained to drop by parachute into enemy territory.
ˈparatrooper noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
The Mombasa High Court on Tuesday was to hear the case of a Diani skydiving club whose operations were ordered halted after the death of a Zambian paratrooper last month.
"Eric is the exemplar of what a paratrooper should be."
As I was taking a bead on the lead man, but holding my fire, they turned to the left [and] proceeded along this hedge until they found an opening and disappeared." The bedevilled paratrooper lay silently and held his fire.
An injured paratrooper regained consciousness this morning after his parachute failed to open during a routine jump Thursday morning, and he is now able to move his fingers and blink his eyes, according to Tungs' Taichung Metro Harbor Hospital.
The correspondent was covering Russia's Paratrooper's Day celebration from Gorky Park in Moscow where he was punched in the face by a bystander yelling obscenities.
Synopsis: "Photographer, Paratrooper, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler's Germany" tells the story of three brothers who leave their Wyoming home to fight in World War II.
The United States said they will investigate with Filipino counterparts the death of an Air Force paratrooper who died in a proficiency parachute jump for the Balikatan exercises in Subic, the US Embassy said on Friday.
That said, only the United States developed a special paratrooper carbine.
A paratrooper makes about 4-5 parachute jumps a year from different heights up to 3500 meters.
A DOG adopted in Afghanistan by local hero paratrooper Conrad Lewis will be the guest of honour and the 'First Paw through the Door' at the opening of the new veterinary centre in Stratford.
In this column, Michael Reagan mentions the fact that paratrooper John Steele had his parachute hooked up to the spire of the Sainte-Mere-Eglise church.
A RESERVIST paratrooper from Bedlington has trained with the British Army's rapid reaction.