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Green Beret

noun
1.
a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Special Forces

plural noun
1.
U.S. Army personnel trained to organize, instruct, supply, and supervise indigenous forces engaged in guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency operations, and to themselves conduct unconventional warfare.
Also called Green Berets.
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  • Read thought of the Green Beret he had stuffed in his pocket that morning.

    The Green Beret Thomas Edward Purdom
British Dictionary definitions for Green Beret

Green Beret

noun
1.
an informal name for a member of the US Army Special Forces

special forces

plural noun
1.
élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
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