paratroops


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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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In November 1941, Mr Heard's Bristol Bombay aircraft was shot down during an operation involving the transport of paratroops in the Western Desert in North Africa.
Les Lockett, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, was among the last survivors of 9,000 Red Beret paratroops sent to capture Arnhem bridge in Holland in 1944.
Compared with the shorter standard model, the J-30 can carry 128 combat troops instead of 92, and 92 paratroops instead of 64.
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three C-130J-30s to the US Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California, to begin testing to certify the aircraft's airdrop mission capability -- deploying paratroops and supplies from either the side doors or rear loading ramp from a range of altitudes (the aircraft's navigation system was designed to allow the aircrew to drop with pinpoint accuracy).
Included are sections covering the uniforms, insignia and equipment of Italian, Hungarian, and Japanese paratroops.
THE first elite paratroops to boost Nato's Kosovo force left Britain by Chinook helicopter yesterday.
ON MAY 9, the annual memorial service for fallen paratroops will be held at Wayne Point, Camp Petawawa.
The local troops, blockaded into Perevalnoye barracks for days, seized the moment as Russian paratroops temporarily withdrew.
I was told to keep a sharp look out for paratroops which is funny now, but was meant seriously then.
and British force of paratroops initiated the largest airborne operation in military history in order to secure vital bridges at Arnhem in German-occupied Holland.
JELAWAR: In single file with dogs sniffing ahead, a patrol of US paratroops and Afghan soldiers leaves a combat outpost for a mine clearing mission in southern Afghanistan.
Eight F-15 planes participated in the exercises in addition to units of paratroops, special security forces of the Royal Saudi Land Forces.