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shock troops

noun, Military
troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault.
Origin of shock troops
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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
soldiers specially trained and equipped to carry out an assault
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