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paratroopsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.truːps/  us   /ˈper-/ (UK informal paras)
(a ​militaryunit of) ​soldierstrained 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 ​enemylines to ​capturekeypoints on the ​roads into the ​city.
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