Definition of minuteman in English:

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minuteman

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnɪtman/

noun (plural minutemen)

historical
A member of a class of militiamen of the American revolutionary period who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute’s notice.
Example sentences
  • The grandson of Captain John Parker, one of the Lexington minutemen of Revolutionary War fame, Theodore grew up in modest circumstances.
  • Later in the broadcast, I'll be talking with a leading congressman who says the minutemen volunteers are nothing less but American heroes.
  • Its tradition stretches back to the fifers and drummers stationed with Hudson Valley minutemen during the Revolutionary War.

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