Meaning of “paratroops” in the English Dictionary

"paratroops" in British English

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paratroopsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈpær.ə.truːps/ us /ˈper.ə.truːps/ UK informal paras

(a military unit of) soldiers trained to be dropped from an aircraft with a parachute

noun [ C ] uk /ˈpærˌtruː.pər/ us /ˈperˌtruː.pɚ/ UK informal para

Paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines to capture key points on the roads into the city.

(Definition of “paratroops” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)