from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the paratroops.

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  • n. A type of soldier who is trained to enter combat zones by parachuting from aircraft.

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  • n. a soldier in the paratroops


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  • In this latest CIO Vision Series interview, Reuters CIO David Lister talks about the continuing consolidation of the IT infrastructure, virtualisation, smarter working and being a 'paratrooper' ...

  • Richard "Dick" Winters, pictured in 2002 Dick Winters was the leader of a valiant World War II paratrooper company that became famous a half-century later in historian Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" and a subsequent HBO miniseries.

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  • Died: Dick Winters, 92, World War II paratrooper who led a "Band of Brothers."

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  • A tough career officer and paratrooper from military intelligence, he combined a readiness to use force against the jihadis with political flexibility and sensitivity to public opinion.

    The Return

  • If the Russian military were to get involved, he could not help adding, “the whole matter could be settled in two hours with one paratrooper regiment.”

    The Return

  • In the the west, meanwhile, an Italian paratrooper was killed in an insurgent attack Monday, officials said.

    New U.S. envoy to Afghanistan: No rush for the exits

  • I stood on the same ground as an American 101st Airborne paratrooper.

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  • For example, Guardian Comics’ AIRBURN™ was a heroic paratrooper who gained fire-based powers after drifting through a glowing cloud on D-Day; in the Silver Age, Bulwark Comics’ AIRBURN (with similar powers) was the primary aide-de-camp of BRIGADIER BLACK™ in the ECHELON OF EVIL™.

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  • The 51-year-old former German paratrooper, who had previously been co-chief executive of EADS, warned Airbus staff they still faced hard work getting the superjumbo on track.

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  • The writer Paul Gilroy, in his recent book Darker Than Blue, makes the point that Hendrix's life and music were propelled by two important factors: his being an "ex-paratrooper who gradually became an advocate of peace" and his "transgressions of redundant musical and racial rules".

    Jimi Hendrix: 'You never told me he was that good'


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