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SS 1

An elite organization within the Nazi party that served as Hitler's personal guard and included police units and special forces, carrying out mass killings of civilians and overseeing concentration camps.

[German, abbr. for Schutzstaffel : Schutz, defense + Staffel, echelon.]

SS 2

1. saints
2. or S/S same size
3. shortstop
4. Social Security
5. Song of Solomon
6. steamship
7. strong safety
8. Sunday school
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abbreviation for
1. (Historical Terms) a paramilitary organization within the Nazi party that provided Hitler's bodyguard, security forces including the Gestapo, concentration camp guards, and a corps of combat troops (the Waffen-SS) in World War II
2. (Nautical Terms) steamship
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Sunday school
[(sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad]
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1. Schutzstaffel.
2. social security.
3. steamship.
4. supersonic.


or ss.,

(in prescriptions) a half.
[< Latin sēmis]


[< Latin sānctī]


1. to wit; namely (used esp. on legal documents to verify the place of action).
[< Latin scīlicet]
2. sections.
3. shortstop.


1. Schutzstaffel.
2. steamship.
3. Sunday School.
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“Schutzstaffel” The Nazi blackshirted bodyguard for Hitler founded in 1923 and commanded by Himmler from 1929. It acquired executive and military functions including elite Waffen-SS” regiments who were exempt from normal army control and “SS-Totenkopfverbande” who provided concentration camp guards.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SS - the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitorsSS - the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents
Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
United States intelligence agency - an intelligence service in the United States
2.SS - special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
Gestapo - the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
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1. (Brit) =steamship
2. =SaintsSS.
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[ˌɛsˈɛs] abbr (=steamship) → S/S
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