minuteman
noun Date: 1774 a member of a group of men pledged to take up arms at a minute's notice during and immediately before the American Revolution

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  • Minuteman — puede referirse a: LGM 30 Minuteman, un misil nuclear estadounidense. Proyecto Minuteman Una milicia en EEUU. Minutemen (película), una película de Comedia/Sci Fi/Aventura producida por Disney Channel y bajo el sello Disney Channel Original Movie …   Wikipedia Español

  • Minuteman —   [ mɪnɪtmæn; englisch, eigentlich »Minutenmann«],    1) im amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg der »in Minutenschnelle« einberufene Angehörige revolutionärer Milizverbände, v. a. in Neuengland. Minutemen nahmen am 19. 4. 1775 an den ersten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Minuteman — Min ute*man, n.; pl. {Minutemen}. A militiaman who was to be ready to march at a moment s notice; a term used in the American Revolution. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • minuteman — (n.) U.S. history, one of a class of militia available for immediate service (i.e. ready in a matter of minutes ), 1774. As the name of a type of ICBM, from 1961, so called because they could be launched with very little preparation …   Etymology dictionary

  • minuteman — ☆ minuteman [min′it man΄ ] n. pl. minutemen [min′ətmen΄] [also M ] any of the members of the American citizen army at the time of the American Revolution who volunteered to be ready for military service at a minute s notice …   English World dictionary

  • Minuteman — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Minuteman peut renvoyer à : LGM 30 Minuteman, missile balistique intercontinental (ICBM) américain à ogive nucléaire lancé depuis le sol. Minuteman,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Minuteman — Minutemen (engl. so viel wie sekundenschnell) bezeichnet: Minutemen Schüler auf Zeitreise, ein Disney Channel Original Movie aus dem Jahr 2007 Minutemen (Miliz), eine US amerikanische Miliz Minuteman (Rakete), eine US amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • minuteman — UK [ˈmɪnɪtˌmæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms minuteman : singular minuteman plural minutemen UK [ˈmɪnɪtˌmen] / US one of a group of men in the US during the American War of Independence who promised to be ready to fight as soon as they were… …   English dictionary

  • Minuteman — /min it man /, n., pl. Minutemen. 1. (sometimes l.c.) a member of a group of American militiamen just before and during the Revolutionary War who held themselves in readiness for instant military service. 2. a U.S. intercontinental ballistic… …   Universalium

  • Minuteman — …   Википедия

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