bandstand

[band-stand]

noun

a platform, often roofed, for outdoor band performances.
a raised platform in a nightclub, restaurant, etc., used by the members of a band or orchestra while performing.

Nearby words

  1. bandora,
  2. bandore,
  3. bandsaw,
  4. bandsman,
  5. bandspreading,
  6. bandung,
  7. bandura,
  8. bandurria,
  9. bandwagon,
  10. bandwidth

Origin of bandstand

First recorded in 1855–60; band1 + stand

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British Dictionary definitions for bandstand

bandstand

noun

a platform for a band, usually out of doors and roofed
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Word Origin and History for bandstand

bandstand

n.

also band-stand, 1859, from band (n.2) + stand (n).

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