Train band


noun English History.
a company of trained militia organized in London and elsewhere in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

1620–30; train(ed) + band1 Unabridged
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trainband (ˈtreɪnˌbænd)
a company of English militia from the 16th to the 18th century
[C17: altered from trained band]

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