[ min-it-man ]
/ ˈmɪn ɪtˌmæn /
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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Examples from the Web for minuteman
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The minuteman wanted to go back to ordinary life and his family.Average Americans|Theodore Roosevelt
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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