Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a unit of cavalry.
  • n. A cavalry horse.
  • n. A mounted police officer.
  • n. A state police officer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour. Abbreviated Tpr.
  • n. A cavalry horse; charger.
  • n. A soldier.
  • n. A troopship.
  • n. A state trooper.
  • n. One who endures adversity or hardship with an attitude of stoicism and persistence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman.
  • n. A state police officer; -- also called state trooper.
  • n. A mounted policeman.
  • n. Trouper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A private soldier in a body of cavalry; a horse-soldier.
  • n. A cavalry horse; a troop-horse.
  • n. A troop-ship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mounted policeman
  • n. a state police officer
  • n. a soldier in a motorized army unit
  • n. a soldier mounted on horseback

Etymologies

From troop +‎ -er, from French troupe. (Wiktionary)

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