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Meaning of Minuteman

Min•ute•man

Pronunciation: (min'it-man"), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. (sometimes l.c.) 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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