Definition of strike force in English:

strike force

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noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • 1A military force equipped and organized for sudden attack.
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    • The Rangers illustrated their lethality as an exceptionally competent Army strike force.
    • In 1998, London supported proposals for the construction of an independent European military strike force.
    • My biggest concern is to shape up our defence to clear balls as they come in and to attack the strike force of our opponents.
  • 1.1 informal The forwards in a soccer team.
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    • And completing the biggest strike force in football history is the Brazilian ace Ronaldo.
    • It is probably the oldest strike force in the league as he is approaching 53 and I'm not far behind him!
    • Ronaldo, of course, scored for the fifth time, which gives their team easily the most potent strike force in the competition.

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