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storm troops

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plural noun Military.
  1. (formerly) German troops specially chosen and equipped for carrying out assault operations.

Origin of storm troops

1915–20; translation of German Sturmtruppen
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  • A few days later the place where we were standing was under waves of German storm-troops.

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    Philip Gibbs