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Noun: trainband  'treyn,band
  1. A company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
Noun: train-band
  1. A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; - afterwards applied to the London militia

Derived forms: train-bands, trainbands

Type of: company, militia, reserves

Encyclopedia: Trainband