Sturmabteilung

[ shtoorm-ahp-tahy-loo ng ]
/ ˈʃtʊərmˈɑpˌtaɪ lʊŋ /

noun

a political militia of the Nazi party, organized about 1923 and notorious for its violence and terrorism up to 1934, when it was purged and reorganized as an instrument of physical training and political indoctrination of German men; Brown Shirts.

Origin of Sturmabteilung

< German, equivalent to Sturm storm, troop of storm troopers + Abteilung division, department
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British Dictionary definitions for sturmabteilung

Sturmabteilung
/ German (ˈʃtʊrmˈaptailʊŋ) /

noun

the full name of the Nazi SA

Word Origin for Sturmabteilung

literally: storm division
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