bandmaster

[band-mas-ter, -mah-ster]

Origin of bandmaster

First recorded in 1855–60; band1 + master
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Examples from the Web for bandmaster

Historical Examples of bandmaster

  • No, these two—the bandmaster, the fellow who's taking these women about and our Schomberg.

    Victory

    Joseph Conrad

  • “I think that you should ask your sister first,” suggested the bandmaster.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers

  • It really looks,” said the bandmaster, “as though we might fight, after all.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers

  • It must have been some other bandmaster—not Captain Stanley.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers

  • The bandmaster was always ready to help us in every way possible.

    A Soldier's Life

    Edwin G. Rundle


British Dictionary definitions for bandmaster

bandmaster

noun
  1. the conductor of a band
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