bands·​man | \ ˈban(d)z-mən How to pronounce bandsman (audio) \

Definition of bandsman

: a member of a musical band

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As Gene pointed out, most, but not all of the bandsmen were L&Ners. Nancy Stearns Theiss, The Courier-Journal, "Entertainment on the L&N railroad fond memories for residents," 8 Aug. 2017

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1810, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bandsman

: a musician who plays in a brass band or military band

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