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trainband

[ treyn-band ]
/ ˈtreɪnˌbænd /
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noun English History.
a company of trained militia organized in London and elsewhere in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
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Origin of trainband

1620–30; train(ed) + band1
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How to use trainband in a sentence

  • To-morrow you will deliver ten guns to the captain of the trainband at the court-house.

    Prisoners of Hope|Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for trainband

trainband
/ (ˈtreɪnˌbænd) /

noun
a company of English militia from the 16th to the 18th century

Word Origin for trainband

C17: altered from trained band
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