Definition of Trainband

1. Noun. A company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century.

Generic synonyms: Company, Militia, Reserves
Member holonyms: Trainbandsman



Definition of Trainband

1. n. A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia.

Definition of Trainband

1. Noun. (historical) a company of trained civilian militia operating in England and North America between the 16th and the 18th centuries ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trainband

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trainband

train set
train spotter
train spotting
train station
train stations
train surf
train surfing
train ticket
train track
train up
train wreck
train wrecks
trainabilities
trainability
trainable
trainband (current term)
trainbands
trainbandsman
trainbearer
trainbearers
traincrew
traincrews
trained
trained nurse
trained reflex
trained worker
trainee
trainees
traineeship
traineeships

Literary usage of Trainband

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1. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut 1636-1776 by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Council of Safety (Conn.), Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1890)
"tenant of the fourth company or trainband in the town of Hartford in the first regiment in this Colony. This Assembly do establish George Kellogg to be ..."

2. The Public Records of the State of Connecticut by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council of Safety (1894)
"This Assembly do establish Samuel Porter to be Ensign of the 7th company or trainband in the 23d regiment in this State. This Assembly do establish Jeremiah ..."

3. The United Service Magazine (1904)
"BV "trainband." It will be remembered that during the late war in South Africa a very large number of Volunteer battalions and corps were deprived of the ..."

4. The Public Records of the State of Connecticut by Connecticut, Forrest Morgan, Leonard Woods Labaree, Charles Jeremy Hoadly, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council of Safety (1895)
"This Assembly do establish Nathaniel Lewiss to be Lieutenant of the ninth company or trainband in the 15th regiment in this State. ..."

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