bands·​man ˈban(d)z-mən How to pronounce bandsman (audio)
: a member of a musical band

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As the Dragons’ 60-strong squad ran out in their jade green shirts and black breeches, their half of the stadium erupted, egged on by over 400 cavorting cheerleaders and marching bandsmen. The Economist, 14 Dec. 2019 As Gene pointed out, most, but not all of the bandsmen were L&Ners. Nancy Stearns Theiss, The Courier-Journal, 8 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bandsman was in 1810

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“Bandsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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