UK [ˈpærəˌtruːpə(r)] / US [ˈperəˌtrupər] noun [countable]
Word forms "paratrooper":
singular paratrooper plural paratroopers
a soldier trained to jump out of planes wearing a parachute

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  • paratrooper — noun Date: 1927 a member of the paratroops …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paratrooper — /par euh trooh peuhr/, n. a member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes. [1940 45; PARA 3 + TROOPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • paratrooper — noun A type of soldier who is trained to enter combat zones by parachuting from aircraft …   Wiktionary

  • paratrooper — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [parachute] jumper, chutist (inf.). See combatant. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. commando, parachute jumper, shock trooper; see soldier …   English dictionary for students

  • paratrooper — par|a|troop|er [ˈpærəˌtru:pə US ər] n a soldier who is trained to jump out of a plane using a ↑parachute …   Dictionary of contemporary English