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par·a·troops

 (păr′ə-tro͞ops′)
pl.n.
Infantry trained and equipped to parachute.

par′a·troop′ adj.

paratroops

(ˈpærəˌtruːps)
pl n
(Military) troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area. Also called: paratroopers or parachute troops
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paratroops - infantry trained and equipped to parachuteparatroops - infantry trained and equipped to parachute
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
infantry, foot - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
paratrooper, para - a soldier in the paratroops
Translations
مِظَلِيّون
výsadkové oddíly
faldskærmstropper
ejtõernyõs csapatok
fallhlífasveit
desantiniai daliniaidesantininkas
gaisa desantkaraspēks
výsadkárske jednotky
paraşüt birliği

paratroops

[ˈpærətruːps] NPLparacaidistas mpl

paratroops

[ˈpærətruːps] nplparachutistes mpl (soldats)

paratroops

pl (= soldiers)Fallschirmjäger pl; (= division also)Fallschirmjägertruppe f

paratroops

[ˈpærəˌtruːps] nplparacadutisti mpl

paratroops

(ˈpӕrətruːps) noun plural
soldiers who are trained to drop by parachute into enemy territory.
ˈparatrooper noun
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The dual-piloted aircraft can be loaded with mission equipment or up to 17 equipped troops, can perform medical evacuations, and can precisely drop paratroops and cargo from the rear of the plane.
The Brazilian Army witnessed how the dual-piloted aircraft can be loaded with mission equipment or up to 17 equipped troops, can perform medical evacuations, and can precisely drop paratroops and cargo from the rear of the plane.
1944: German tanks, aircraft and paratroops cross the Luxembourg and Belgian borders in massive counteroffensive.
The paratroops are the new force," said James Sung, a political analyst at the City University of Hong Kong, referring to candidates inspired by the Umbrella movement.
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Colonel Stuart Tootal, who commanded paratroops in Afghanistan, said lowering standards was "a red line" that must not be crossed.
Colonel Stuart Tootal, who commanded paratroops in Afghanistan, said lowering standards was "a red line" that must not be crossed: "Women have performed very well in roles such as medics with combat patrols.
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Chapter Four deals with the British paratroops and their accounts of D-Day activities.
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