Definition of militiaman in English:

militiaman

noun

  • A member of a militia.

    • ‘Ultimately, England committed about 80,000 men to this war, most of whom were militiamen.’
    • ‘Some of these militiamen were fresh from training in a US military base in Hungary.’
    • ‘The joint effort has led to the disarmament of about 20,000 militiamen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These militiamen have not gone through any kind of training.’
    • ‘Four soldiers and two opposition militiamen died in the bitter fighting.’
    • ‘Eight hundred militiamen and soldiers arrived from Montreal to fight.’
    • ‘Relatives of militiamen asked the provincial governor for arms.’
    • ‘Medics and militia commanders said the dead man was a militiaman but five of the injured were civilians.’
    • ‘One of the problems, he noted, was that the militiamen were mediocre and undisciplined.’
    • ‘Dry-mouthed and intoning our personal mantras and prayers, we made a final dash for the relative safety of the militiamen's quarters.’
    • ‘The British retreat to Boston was the high-water mark for American militiamen during the war.’
    • ‘The militiamen stood their ground, all ready in their own fighting formations atop the hill across the bridge.’
    • ‘More than 160 militants and local militiamen have been captured, according to army sources.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

militiaman

/mɪˈlɪʃəmən/