minuteman

noun min·ute·man \ ˈmi-nət-ˌman \

Definition of minuteman

: a member of a group of men pledged to take up arms at a minute's notice during and immediately before the American Revolution

First Known Use of minuteman

1774


MINUTEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

minuteman

noun

Definition of minuteman for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a group of men who fought on the side of the American colonies and who were ready to go quickly into battle during the American Revolution


MINUTEMAN Defined for Kids

minuteman

noun min·ute·man \ ˈmi-nət-ˌman \

Definition of minuteman for Students

plural minutemen \-ˌmen\
: a member of a group of armed men who favored independence of the American colonies and who were ready to fight at a minute's notice immediately before and during the American Revolution

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