Definition of troop carrier in US English:

troop carrier


  • A large aircraft or armored vehicle or ship designed for transporting troops.

    • ‘In this command, there would be a theater air transport division and a troop carrier command to provide all tactical airlift and airborne operations.’
    • ‘Originally planned as an air ambulance, the Huey was later rigged as a gun ship and a troop carrier.’
    • ‘The new vehicle weighs about half as much as the current troop carrier in use by the military.’
    • ‘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.’


troop carrier

/ˈtro͞op ˌkerēər/