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par·a·troops

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

par′a·troop′ adj.
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paratroops

(ˈpærəˌtruːps)
pl n
(Military) troops trained and equipped to be dropped by parachute into a battle area. Also called: paratroopers or parachute troops
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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
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Translations
مِظَلِيّون
výsadkové oddíly
faldskærmstropper
ejtõernyõs csapatok
fallhlífasveit
desantiniai daliniaidesantininkas
gaisa desantkaraspēks
výsadkárske jednotky
paraşüt birliği

paratroops

[ˈpærətruːps] NPLparacaidistas mpl
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paratroops

[ˈpærətruːps] nplparachutistes mpl (soldats)
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paratroops

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

[ˈpærəˌtruːps] nplparacadutisti mpl
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 ?
More than 1,000 Egyptian paratroops along with Russian and Belorussian airborne troops took part in the counter-terrorism exercise.
Erich volunteered to join the Fallschirmjager (paratroops), which was a division of the Luftwaffe.
"Captain Cattle first told how a 'browned off' infantry battalion somewhere in Britain was offered the chance of being converted, voluntarily, into paratroops.
In 1979, he joined the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he trained in armour, helicopter flying, tactical flying and paratroops.
Beginning under the cover of darkness, 1,400 American transport planes and CG--4 Gliders dropped over two airborne divisions (13,000 paratroops) behind enemy lines.
Paratroops are dropped from designated paratroop doors, or the rear ramp.
The paratroops of Special Services Group performed paragliding and received applause from the spectators.
Seventy-four years after Hannah Senesh parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe, IDF paratroops jumped onto Polish soil during a large-scale international military exercise led by the US.
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.
Most recently, NATO officials held a civil emergency exercise in Montenegro this week while neighboring (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37834388) Serbia hosted 150 Russian paratroops for a Serbian-Russian military exercise.
1944: German tanks, aircraft and paratroops cross the Luxembourg and Belgian borders in massive counteroffensive.