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[band-stand] /ˈbændˌstænd/
a platform, often roofed, for outdoor band performances.
a raised platform in a nightclub, restaurant, etc., used by the members of a band or orchestra while performing.
Origin of bandstand
1855-60; band1 + stand Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It has a bandstand—what town in Flanders and Artois has not?

  • "I consulted a bandstand," said Father Brown, scratching his head.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • At the bandstand in the center of the park concerts are presented, usually each week, during the summer months.

    North Dakota Various
  • She began to be bewitched by the continuous circling round the bandstand.

    Rich Relatives Compton Mackenzie
  • The Casino having been burned down in 1918, the concerts took place under the bandstand in the park.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for bandstand


a platform for a band, usually out of doors and roofed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bandstand

also band-stand, 1859, from band (n.2) + stand (n).

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