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bandstand

[ band-stand ]
/ ˈbændˌstænd /
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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.

RELATED WORDS

stall, booth, newsstand, arbor, stand, rotunda, platform, kiosk, bower, summerhouse, belvedere

Nearby words

bandora, bandore, bandsaw, bandsman, bandspreading, bandstand, bandung, bandura, bandurria, bandwagon, bandwidth

Origin of bandstand

First recorded in 1855–60; band1 + stand
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British Dictionary definitions for bandstand

bandstand

/ (ˈbændˌstænd) /

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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