strike force

noun

Definition of strike force

  1. 1 :  an armed force equipped to deliver a strong offensive or retaliatory blow

  2. 2 :  a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a specific area

1955

First Known Use of strike force

1955


STRIKE FORCE Defined for English Language Learners

strike force

noun

Definition of strike force for English Language Learners

  • : a military force that is ready to attack

  • : a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a specific area


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