Minuteman



[min-it-man] /ˈmɪn ɪtˌmæn/

noun, plural Minutemen.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a member of a group of American militiamen just before and during the Revolutionary War who held themselves in readiness for instant military service.
2.
a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile with three stages, powered by solid-propellant rocket engines.
3.
a member of a small, secret, ultraconservative organization formed into armed groups for the declared purpose of conducting guerrilla warfare against a communist invasion of the U.S.
/ˈmɪnɪtˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(sometimes not capital) (in the War of American Independence) a colonial militiaman who promised to be ready to fight at one minute’s notice
2.
a US three-stage intercontinental ballistic missile
n.

U.S. history, one of a class of militia available for immediate service (i.e. “ready in a matter of minutes”), 1774. As the name of a type of ICBM, from 1961, so called because they could be launched with very little preparation.

noun

: Youth gangs use minors as gun runners, calling them ”minutemen” because if they’re caught they’re out (of jail) in a minute (1990s+ Street gang)

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