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Special Forces

plural noun
1.
U.S. Army personnel trained to organize, instruct, supply, and supervise indigenous forces engaged in guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency operations, and to themselves conduct unconventional warfare.
Also called Green Berets.
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  • This vital system differs according to the secret nature of the Special Forces peculiar to each.

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  • But science and invention did not get on as long as men indulged in the notion of Special Forces to account for such phenomena.

  • Now this process of digestion is nothing mysterious, nor does it involve any peculiar or Special Forces.

  • She has concentrated herein the democracy of centuries, and the Special Forces of a hundred years.

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British Dictionary definitions for Special Forces

special forces

plural noun
1.
élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
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noun, adjective
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