Definitions of trooper

  1. a soldier in a motorized army unit
  2. a soldier mounted on horseback; " a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
  3. a state police officer
  4. A mounted policeman.
  5. A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman.
  6. A carvalryman; his horse, or charger.
  7. A private cavalry soldier.
  8. A cavalry- soldier.
  9. A cavalryman.
  10. A troop horse; charger.

Usage examples for trooper

  1. I'm going to the barn myself; and very slowly the trooper turned both tired horses and walked them away into the darkness. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  2. The patrol moved away before the trooper had finished his communication to the Wachtmeister. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  3. Henry turned his cavalry horse over to a trooper to be led, and mounted Chiquita with Vic in his arms. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  4. Sweet they would have been anywhere to any eye or mind; but I was a homeless trooper lad, and sweeter to the soldier boy than water on the battlefield are short hours with ladies who love him for his banner and his rags. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  5. " It's not a gun, anyway," said the trooper to his superior. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  6. The life of a trooper, and especially of a scout, is often a sort of struggle for existence in small ways. – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  7. That theah might convince Mistuh McKeever we's what we say- the trooper pressed his point. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  8. The captain missed every shot, but a trooper, whose horse had come up on the sidewalk beside Neeland, fired twice more after the running man, and dropped him at the second shot. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  9. The young trooper was very nice, too. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  10. Two soldiers of the Mounted Infantry killed; one trooper of the Imperial Light Horse slightly, and one officer, Captain Shore- the twenty- third officer of this regiment hit during the last three months- severely wounded. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  11. His presence there with the scouts instead of as an ordinary trooper in the column, he owed to his relative, the latter having specially asked that he should be allowed to accompany him in such capacity. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  12. His successor in command was General Hascall, who swore like a trooper to find himself " just in time to be too late." – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  13. " No," said the trooper. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  14. " Follow me to the house as soon as you have put yourself into decent order," said the lieutenant, not wishing to exchange further words with the trooper. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  15. They'd all lie their heads off to git a trooper into trouble. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  16. My second in command, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Thomas Richards, police trooper- who, having previously visited Youldeh, was going to show me its whereabouts- and Mr. George Murray; I had with me also another white man, Peter Nicholls, who was my cook, one old black fellow and two young ones. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  17. They all mounted, and rode back to the cabin, where the tired trooper and his officer went to bed in the barn on some straw they found there. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  18. " Just so," remarked the trooper. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  19. The little cornet was shot dead, the troop- sergeant- major drowned while crossing a treacherous ford, this trooper maimed for life, that trooper- but she could not bear to think of it. – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue