Train"band` (?), n.; pl. Trainbands ().

A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia.


He felt that, without some better protection than that of the trainbands and Beefeaters, his palace and person would hardly be secure. Macaulay.

A trainband captain eke was he Of famous London town. Cowper.


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