Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Infantry trained and equipped to parachute.

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  • noun infantry soldiers deployed by parachute

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  • noun infantry trained and equipped to parachute

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Examples

  • The paratroops were a rough lot and evidently cared little what or how they ate.

    Operation Sea Lion

  • Even as late as March 21, 1945, medical reports show Manoian listed as part of the Chemical Warfare Service, not the paratroops, Siddall said.

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  • The latter seemed to fit with “persistent reports of several thousand Jap paratroops in enemy held China.”

    Whirlwind

  • Adam Harmon is an American-Israeli, who in 1990 served in the IDF paratroops and later joined a special operations unit, which pursues terrorist leaders and prevents suicide bombings, and in which he does his yearly reserve duty.

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  • Ben-Gurion agreed to drop paratroops deep into the Sinai, seeming to threaten the Canal; in response the British and French would issue an ultimatum to both the Israelis and the Egyptians, demanding that the Israelis withdraw their troops—and that the Egyptians allow Anglo-French forces to occupy key positions along the Canal.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Fledgling paratroops of yesteryear, for example, began training by jumping off five-foot towers so they could practice how to land, flex their knees, then roll.

    James M. Clash: Conjoined Parachuting

  • But writer Patrick Bishop was embedded in the valley nearby with British paratroops at their Sangin bases.

    Afghanistan war logs: Secret CIA paramilitaries' role in civilian deaths

  • Fledgling paratroops of yesteryear, for example, began training by jumping off five-foot towers so they could practice how to land, flex their knees, then roll.

    James M. Clash: Conjoined Parachuting

  • President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday ordered a battalion of paratroops to reinforce the garrison at the Russia.

    Kyrgyz Crisis Poses Dilemmas for U.S., Russia

  • Fledgling paratroops of yesteryear, for example, began training by jumping off five-foot towers so they could practice how to land, flex their knees, then roll.

    James M. Clash: Conjoined Parachuting

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