Trainband definition

trānbănd
A company of trained militia in England or America from the 16th to the 18th century.
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(historical) A band of citizens trained locally as a militia.
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(historical) A company of trained civilian militia operating in England and North America between the 16th and the 18th centuries.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
trainband
Plural:
trainbands

Origin of trainband

  • Contraction of trained band

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition