two bands or pendent stripes made usually of white lawn and worn at the throat as part of clerical garb, originally by the Swiss Calvinist clergy.
a pair of white lawn or linen strips hanging from the front of the neck or collar of some ecclesiastical and academic robes
a musician who plays in a band. Historical Examples Music is a delightful thing; but for a young man, like you, a bandsman in a line regiment is only a bandsman, after all. The Queen’s Scarlet George Manville Fenn When they all got back, he would bring the bandsman to see me without fail. Notes […]
noun an additional tuning control in some radio receivers whereby a selected narrow band of frequencies can be spread over a wider frequency band, in order to give finer control of tuning
a Spanish musical instrument of the guitar family with six pairs of double strings. Historical Examples bandurria; Spanish, eighteenth century; played with a plectrum usually made of tortoise-shell. Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel Three men were sitting on the doorstep of a house, two playing guitars, one playing the bandurria. […]
- Bandwagon effect
noun the phenomenon of a popular trend continuing to gain popularity Examples A newspaper article about the popularity of merlot had the bandwagon effect. Word Origin after ‘jumping on the bandwagon’