shock troops


plural noun Military.

troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault.

Nearby words

  1. shock jock,
  2. shock lung,
  3. shock radio,
  4. shock therapy,
  5. shock treatment,
  6. shock tube,
  7. shock wave,
  8. shock-horror,
  9. shock-resistant,
  10. shock-test

Origin of shock troops

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for shock troops

shock troops

pl n

soldiers specially trained and equipped to carry out an assault
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