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Topic: ARMY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: TROUPE

troop

1 noun
     
troop1 S3 W2
1

troops

[plural] soldiers in an organized group:
Both countries agreed to withdraw their troops.
French/UN/government etc troops
Johnson took the popular step of sending in American troops.
2

troop movement/withdrawal etc

PMA movements etc of troops:
increased troop deployment (=when troops are moved to places where they are needed)
3 [countable]PMA a group of soldiers, especially on horses or in tanks:
the troop commander
4 [countable] a group of people or animals that do something together:
a troop of monkeys
a Scout troop
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