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trainband

[treyn-band] /ˈtreɪnˌbænd/
noun, English History.
1.
a company of trained militia organized in London and elsewhere in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Origin of trainband
1620-1630
1620-30; train(ed) + band1
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  • To-morrow you will deliver ten guns to the captain of the trainband at the court-house.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
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trainband

/ˈtreɪnˌbænd/
noun
1.
a company of English militia from the 16th to the 18th century
Word Origin
C17: altered from trained band
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