- a musician who plays in a band.
Origin of bandsman
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Examples from the Web for bandsman
If the biceps is in proportion, Bandsman Blake should tremble.
The officers were angry, the Regiment were furious, and the Bandsman swore—like troopers.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
When they all got back, he would bring the bandsman to see me without fail.
It was the bandsman: he who had been nearest to the boy at the very last, to whose special care his dear body had been committed.
Music is a delightful thing; but for a young man, like you, a bandsman in a line regiment is only a bandsman, after all.The Queen's Scarlet
George Manville Fenn
- a player in a musical band, esp a brass or military band
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