Definition of Palmach in US English:

Palmach

(also Palmah, Palmakh)

noun

historical
  • A commando force of the Haganah, created in 1941 and incorporated into the Israeli national army in 1948.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Times. From modern Hebrew palmaḥ, short for pĕluggōṯ maḥaṣ shock troops.