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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

Etymologies

Translation of German Stosstruppen : Stoss, shock + Truppen, pl. of Truppe, troop.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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