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shock troops

plural noun, Military
1.
troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault.
Origin of shock troops
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Authorities pushed back by sending waves of shock troops behind riot shields into the streets.

British Dictionary definitions for shock troops

shock troops

plural noun
1.
soldiers specially trained and equipped to carry out an assault
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