One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of a militia.
- ‘Ultimately, England committed about 80,000 men to this war, most of whom were militiamen.’
- ‘The British retreat to Boston was the high-water mark for American militiamen during the war.’
- ‘The prisoners were also made to cook and wash for the militiamen, who are mostly from nomadic tribes and who travel by horse and camel.’
- ‘Some of these militiamen were fresh from training in a US military base in Hungary.’
- ‘More than 160 militants and local militiamen have been captured, according to army sources.’
- ‘The militiamen stood their ground, all ready in their own fighting formations atop the hill across the bridge.’
- ‘Colonial militiamen often served under British commanders during the colonial wars.’
- ‘Among the wounded were an army officer, an enlisted soldier, a pro-government militiaman and a villager.’
- ‘Medics and militia commanders said the dead man was a militiaman but five of the injured were civilians.’
- ‘Dry-mouthed and intoning our personal mantras and prayers, we made a final dash for the relative safety of the militiamen's quarters.’
- ‘The joint effort has led to the disarmament of about 20,000 militiamen.’
- ‘Eight hundred militiamen and soldiers arrived from Montreal to fight.’
- ‘These militiamen have not gone through any kind of training.’
- ‘Relatives of militiamen asked the provincial governor for arms.’
- ‘One of the problems, he noted, was that the militiamen were mediocre and undisciplined.’
- ‘Four soldiers and two opposition militiamen died in the bitter fighting.’
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