- a person serving in the militia.
Origin of militiaman
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Examples from the Web for militiamen
On the militiamen, he says there are no plans to help them with equipment.Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup
November 28, 2014
There, on the outskirts of Washington, thousands of American militiamen fled at the approach of the invading army.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812
September 9, 2014
Even so, several hundred Hezbollah militiamen have been sent to Iraq, say Shia and military sources in Lebanon.Hezbollah’s Widening War Spreads to Iraq
August 1, 2014
About a dozen militiamen were hanging around it, including a uniformed woman with bright red hair.Held at Gunpoint by Ukraine Rebels
May 31, 2014
Most of these militiamen claimed they were from Crimea; none of them spoke a word of Ukrainian.Ukrainian Troops Surrender to Unarmed Pro-Russian Protesters
April 17, 2014
Five hundred horse with the Devonshire militiamen were in the van.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The militiamen with stretchers who were called up stood behind the officers.War and Peace
The Smith County boys, along with the other militiamen, were in a fury of frustration.
It was big enough for him to hide in, but then he would be on the same level as the militiamen.
On the other was a plain merchant in command of no more than 4000 militiamen.American Sketches
- a man serving with the militia
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Word Origin and History for militiamen
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