storm troops

plural noun Military.

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

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