Schutzstaffel

Schutzstaffel

[shoots-shtah-fuhl]
noun German.
an elite military unit of the Nazi party that served as Hitler's bodyguard and as a special police force. Abbreviation: SS

Origin:
literally, defense echelon

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Schutzstaffel (ˈʃʊtsʃtafəl)
 
n , pl -feln
See SS

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Schutzstaffel
"internal security force of Nazi Germany," 1930, from Ger., lit. "defense squadron." Better known by its initials, S.S.
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