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A large aircraft or armored vehicle or ship designed for transporting troops.
- ‘The new vehicle weighs about half as much as the current troop carrier in use by the military.’
- ‘Originally planned as an air ambulance, the Huey was later rigged as a gun ship and a troop carrier.’
- ‘It is the principle troop carrier, transporting ten or more militiamen who can fight in mounted or dismounted formations.’
- ‘It apparently shows a strike on the troop carrier, which was flying low in clear conditions.’
- ‘In this command, there would be a theater air transport division and a troop carrier command to provide all tactical airlift and airborne operations.’
troop carrier/ˈtro͞op ˌkerēər/
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