Definition of minuteman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

minuteman

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmɪnətˌmæn//
 
(pl. minutemen
NAmE//ˈmɪnətˌmɛn//
 
)
 
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(during the American Revolution) a member of a group of men who were not soldiers but who were ready to fight immediately when they were needed
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