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storm troops

plural noun, Military
(formerly) German troops specially chosen and equipped for carrying out assault operations.
Origin of storm troops
1915-20; translation of German Sturmtruppen Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A few days later the place where we were standing was under waves of German storm-troops.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs

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