[ min-it-man ]
/ ˈmɪn ɪtˌmæn /
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noun, plural Min·ute·men.
(sometimes lowercase) a member of a group of American militiamen just before and during the Revolutionary War who held themselves in readiness for instant military service.
a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile with three stages, powered by solid-propellant rocket engines.
a member of a small, secret, ultraconservative organization formed into armed groups for the declared purpose of conducting guerrilla warfare against a communist invasion of the U.S.
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How to use Minuteman in a sentence
That’s DeJon Jarreau, formerly a Massachusetts Minuteman, who also happens to be the team’s best defender.The transfer portal has taken Houston, Baylor, Gonzaga and UCLA to the Final Four|Emily Giambalvo|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
At some point, Forde founded her own outfit, the Minuteman American Defense.Arizona's Other Shooting Horror|Terry Greene Sterling|January 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But I did find a photograph of my brother, dressed as a minuteman, and one of me in costume, too.My Tea Party History|Jill Lepore|October 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The minuteman wanted to go back to ordinary life and his family.Average Americans|Theodore Roosevelt
It is in its community a sort of intellectual minuteman, always ready to supply to every comer something of interest and pleasure.Why do we need a public library?|Various
Beyond is Concord, with its bridge, well-site, and bronze minuteman.Charles Carleton Coffin|William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
British Dictionary definitions for Minuteman
/ (ˈmɪnɪtˌmæn) /
noun plural -men
(sometimes not capital) (in the War of American Independence) a colonial militiaman who promised to be ready to fight at one minute's notice
a US three-stage intercontinental ballistic missile
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