Special Forces

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special forces

1. A military or paramilitary unit trained to carry out special operations.
2. Special Forces A branch of the US Army composed of soldiers trained in special operations.

special forces

pl n
(Military) elite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions

Spe′cial Forc′es

U.S. Army personnel trained to instruct non-U.S. forces in guerrilla warfare.

special forces

US Army forces organized, trained, and equipped to conduct special operations with an emphasis on unconventional warfare capabilities. Also called SF.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Special Forces - a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fightingSpecial Forces - a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
division - an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
U. S. Army, United States Army, US Army, USA, Army - the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
Green Beret - a soldier who is a member of the United States Army Special Forces
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