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Definition of "bandmaster" [band•mas•ter]

  • A bandleader, especially the conductor of a military, circus, or concert band. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bandmaster" in a sentence
  • "The bandmaster was a Scotchman -- a stiff-looking, elderly man."
  • "There were also a number of black officers, among them James Europe, already a noted bandmaster, N.B. Marshall, a prominent attorney, and Vertner Tandy, a promising young architect, serving as lieutenants and captains."
  • "But the Little Flower might have known better how to wield a baton: His father was a bandmaster."