minuteman

noun min·ute·man \ ˈmi-nət-ˌman \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

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

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1774

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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


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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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