Green Beret


a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Definition for green beret (2 of 2)

Special Forces

plural noun

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for green beret (1 of 2)

Green Beret


an informal name for a member of the US Army Special Forces

British Dictionary definitions for green beret (2 of 2)

special forces

pl n

élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
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