from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Soldiers specially chosen, trained, and armed to lead an attack.
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- n. Plural form of shock troop.
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- n. soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
Translation of German Stosstruppen : Stoss, shock + Truppen, pl. of Truppe, troop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)