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.
- 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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