Definition of Sturmabteilung in English:


Line breaks: Sturm|ab¦teil|ung
Pronunciation: /ˈʃtʊəmabˌtʌɪlʊŋ
, ˈʃtʊrmapˌtaɪlʊŋ/
(abbreviation: SA)
A German Nazi paramilitary force formed in 1921, whose members were known in English as Brownshirts. See Brownshirt.


German, literally 'storm division'.

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