Definitions

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

  • noun A member of a unit of cavalry.
  • noun A cavalry horse.
  • noun A mounted police officer.
  • noun A state police officer.
  • noun A reliable, uncomplaining, often hard-working person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A private soldier in a body of cavalry; a horse-soldier.
  • noun A cavalry horse; a troop-horse.
  • noun A troop-ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman.
  • noun United States A state police officer; -- also called state trooper.
  • noun Australia A mounted policeman.
  • noun Trouper.
  • noun with energy, endurance, or enthusiasm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun military A soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour. Abbreviated Tpr.
  • noun A cavalry horse; charger.
  • noun A soldier.
  • noun UK A troopship.
  • noun US A state trooper.
  • noun One who endures adversity or hardship with an attitude of stoicism and persistence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mounted policeman
  • noun a state police officer
  • noun a soldier in a motorized army unit
  • noun a soldier mounted on horseback

Etymologies

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From troop +‎ -er, from French troupe.

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