Definition of 'paratrooper'
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The passengers included a judo champion, a former paratrooper and a retired police officer. Times, Sunday Times (2011) British paratroopers have returned to southern Afghanistan in increased numbers this month. Times, Sunday Times (2008) German paratroopers have landed. Christianity Today (2000)The answer, which involved a former paratrooper jumping through one, was enough to power an average home for three years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The former paratrooper is not fazed by the country's civil war, although he does turn down the chance to go deer hunting in a minefield. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Translations for 'paratrooper'
British English: paratrooper NOUN
Paratroopers are soldiers who are trained to be dropped by parachute into battle or into enemy territory.
Definition of paratrooper from the Collins English Dictionary
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