[ sahyd-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌmæn, -mən /
noun, plural side·men [sahyd-men, -muh n] /ˈsaɪdˌmɛn, -mən/.
an instrumentalist in a band or orchestra.
an instrumentalist supporting a soloist or a principal performer.
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Examples from the Web for sideman
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British Dictionary definitions for sideman
/ (ˈsaɪdmən) /
noun plural -men
a member of a dance band or a jazz group other than the leader
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