plural noun Military.
troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault.
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Origin of shock troops
First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for shock troops
The break-through was clean and the advance made by the endless waves of German shock-troops appalling.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
soldiers specially trained and equipped to carry out an assault
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