Trainband
Trainband Train"band`, n.; pl. {Trainbands}. A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

He felt that, without some better protection than that of the trainbands and Beefeaters, his palace and person would hardly be secure. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

A trainband captain eke was he Of famous London town. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • trainband — [trān′band΄] n. [contr. of trained band] Historical a band of citizens trained locally as a militia …   English World dictionary

  • Trainband — Trainbands were companies of militia in England or the Americas, first organized in the 16th century and dissolved in the 18th. The term was used after this time to describe the London militia. In the early American colonies the trainband was the …   Wikipedia

  • trainband — noun Etymology: alteration of trained band Date: 1630 a 17th or 18th century militia company in England or America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trainband — /trayn band /, n. Eng. Hist. a company of trained militia organized in London and elsewhere in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. [1620 30; TRAIN(ED) + BAND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • trainband — noun a company of trained civilian militia operating in England and North America between the 16th and the 18th centuries …   Wiktionary

  • trainband — noun historical a division of civilian soldiers in London and other areas, especially in the Stuart period …   English new terms dictionary

  • trainband — train·band …   English syllables

  • trainband — train•band [[t]ˈtreɪnˌbænd[/t]] n. why a company of English militia in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • trainband — n. hist. any of several divisions of London citizen soldiers, esp. in the Stuart period …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trainbands — Trainband Train band , n.; pl. {Trainbands}. A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; afterwards applied to the London militia. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] He felt that, without some better… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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