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[ban-er-muh n] /ˈbæn ər mən/
noun, plural bannermen.
a person who carries a flag or banner; standard-bearer.
Origin of bannerman
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, bannerman is from the late Middle English word baner(e)man. See banner, -man
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The picture of Comrade bannerman shaking his fist at the trainload of "plutes" lingered with me.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • Well, no doubt bannerman's informed you that she's not here.

    Sonia Married Stephen McKenna
  • I was called in, and suddenly found that I had bannerman in my power.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • bannerman explored every inch of the wreckage and returned to the garage empty-handed.

    Sonia Married Stephen McKenna
  • The figures that I furnished Comrade bannerman surprised him.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • If bannerman could get in some time later, they could have got out some time earlier.

    Sonia Married Stephen McKenna
  • Towards us Mr. bannerman showed himself most hospitable, yet in a perfectly unostentatious manner.

  • His name was bannerman, and he came aboard here at Brisbane.

  • So one captain asked three of us and bannerman to go over to his schooner.

  • "Well, I can stand it, if you fellows can," answered bannerman bravely.

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