an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.
Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.
The American Language Henry L. Mencken
a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings Also called pandore, pandora
a city in W Java, in Indonesia. noun a city in Indonesia, in SW Java. Pop: 2 136 260 (2000)
a Ukrainian stringed instrument of the lute family. Historical Examples Sometimes a wandering minstrel sang these for him, accompanying himself on the bandura. Russia: Its People and Its Literature Emilia Pardo Bazán
a city in and the capital of Karnataka, in SW India. a state in S India. 74,326 sq. mi. (192,504 sq. km). Capital: Bangalore. Contemporary Examples They point out the young leaving the city for other places—Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune. Mumbai’s Stoic Courage Salil Tripathi July 13, 2011 In 2005, when Premier Wen Jiabao visited Bangalore, […]
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a metal tube filled with explosives and equipped with a firing mechanism, especially for destroying barbed-wire entanglements, mine fields, etc. noun an explosive device in a long metal tube, used to blow gaps in barbed-wire barriers