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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military, Music
bandsmanbands‧man /ˈbændzmən/ noun (plural bandsmen /-mən/) [countable]  PMAPMa musician who plays in a military band, brass band etc
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bandsmanThis could provide a clue as to the bombers' whereabouts between 16 September and the bombing, which killed 10 bandsmen.The most recent explosion was the Deal bombing on 22 September in which 10 Royal Marines bandsmen were killed.Like the bandsmen I also wore a little black pillbox hat.It was, in fact, two of the bandsmen who extricated me by linking their hands under my armpits.Fred's younger brother Sid also became a marine and both were bandsmen for many years!
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