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.
A trainband captain eke was he
Of famous London town.
© Webster 1913.