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shock troops

plural noun, Military.
troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault.
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1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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shock troops

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