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shock troops

noun, Military
1.
troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Native groups who were subordinated often took upon a role as shock troops against the unconquered peoples beyond the frontier.
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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