trainband

noun
train·​band | \ ˈtrān-ˌband How to pronounce trainband (audio) \

Definition of trainband

: a 17th or 18th century militia company in England or America

First Known Use of trainband

1628, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trainband

alteration of trained band

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“Trainband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trainband. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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