a volunteer force used for meeting local emergencies when the regular armed forces are needed elsewhere.
a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II
(in various countries) a civil defence and reserve militia organization


A resident of a place; native; local (1900s+ Circus & hoboes)


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