train·​band ˈtrān-ˌband How to pronounce trainband (audio)
: a 17th or 18th century militia company in England or America

Word History


alteration of trained band

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trainband was in 1628

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“Trainband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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