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trainband

[treyn-band]
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noun English History.
  1. 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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  • 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

noun
  1. a company of English militia from the 16th to the 18th century
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Word Origin

C17: altered from trained band
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