Schutzstaffel

[ shoots-shtah-fuhl ]
/ ˈʃʊtsˌʃtɑ fəl /

noun German.

an elite military unit of the Nazi party that served as Hitler's bodyguard and as a special police force. Abbreviation: SS

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Origin of Schutzstaffel

literally, defense echelon
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British Dictionary definitions for Schutzstaffel

Schutzstaffel
/ German (ˈʃʊtsʃtafəl) /

noun plural -feln (-fəln)

See SS
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