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English definition of “paratroops”

paratroops

noun [plural] uk   /ˈpær.ə.truːps/ us    /ˈper-/ (UK informal paras)
(a military unit of) soldiers trained to be dropped from an aircraft with a parachuteParts of armies and groups of servicemen
paratrooper
noun [C] uk   /-ˌtruː.pər/ us    /-ˌtruː.pɚ/ (UK informal para)
Paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines to capture key points on the roads into the city.Soldiers and people who fight in wars
(Definition of paratroops from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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