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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soldier in the infantry trained and equipped to use a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device with cords supporting a harness or straps to float down safely through the air from a great height, esp. from an aircraft

Usage examples (35)
  • A paratrooper, he jumped repeatedly behind enemy lines.
  • My children, even my ex-paratrooper son, are impressed.
  • "We prepared for even worse," said one U.K. paratrooper.
  • WARE: The young paratrooper stretchered by his comrades. for more
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