from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A company of trained militia in England or America from the 16th to the 18th century.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a company of trained civilian militia operating in England and North America between the 16th and the 18th centuries
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A force of citizen soldiery identified with London; especially, one company or division of this force.
- n. Sometimes used adjectively:
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
Contraction of trained band.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)