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A company of trained militia in England or America from the 16th to the 18th century.
[Contraction of trained band.]
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(Historical Terms) a company of English militia from the 16th to the 18th century
[C17: altered from trained band]
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a company of English militia in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
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|Noun||1.||trainband - a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century|
company - small military unit; usually two or three platoons
trainbandsman - a member of a trainband
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