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bandsman

[bandz-muh n]
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noun, plural bands·men.
  1. a musician who plays in a band.
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Origin of bandsman

First recorded in 1835–45; band1 + 's1 + -man

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See -man.
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bandsman

noun plural -men
  1. a player in a musical band, esp a brass or military band
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