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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 parachute
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.
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