storm troops

plural noun Military.

(formerly) German troops specially chosen and equipped for carrying out assault operations.

Nearby words

  1. storm sewer,
  2. storm signal,
  3. storm surge,
  4. storm track,
  5. storm trooper,
  6. storm warning,
  7. storm watch,
  8. storm window,
  9. storm-cock,
  10. storm-trooper

Origin of storm troops

1915–20; translation of German Sturmtruppen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for storm troops

  • A few days later the place where we were standing was under waves of German storm-troops.

    Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs