from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An elite organization within the Nazi party that served as Hitler's personal guard and included police units and special forces, carrying out mass killings of civilians and overseeing concentration camps.
  • abbreviation saints
  • abbreviation same size
  • abbreviation shortstop
  • abbreviation Social Security
  • abbreviation Song of Solomon
  • abbreviation steamship
  • abbreviation strong safety
  • abbreviation Sunday school

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • abbreviation Saints
  • initialism Schutzstaffel
  • initialism social security
  • initialism spousal support
  • initialism steam ship
  • initialism Screw Steamer - screw-driven steamship
  • initialism US, Navy Sub Surface - diesel powered attack submarine
  • initialism Silent Sound(tm)
  • initialism military, rocketry NATO prefix-code for surface-to-surface missile systems developed by the Soviet Union
  • initialism baseball shortstop


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, abbr. for Schutzstaffel : Schutz, defense + Staffel, echelon.]



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