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bandsman

[ bandz-muhn ]

noun

, plural bands·men.
  1. a musician who plays in a band.


bandsman

/ ˈbændzmən /

noun

  1. a player in a musical band, esp a brass or military band


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Gender Note

Is bandsman gender-neutral? See -man.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bandsman1

First recorded in 1835–45; band 1 + 's 1 + -man
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Example Sentences

If the biceps is in proportion, Bandsman Blake should tremble.

He looks like an opulent and good-natured butcher disguised as a Hungarian bandsman.

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.

So I sent for the bandsman who had been told off to valet me and arranged with him where my gear, etc., should be stowed.

A poor fat bandsman with a lame foot was not excused from marching the next day.

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