The plural banditti was formerly used as a collective noun.
Deerstealers are ever a desperate banditti.
Sir W. Scott.
(Ban"dle) n. [Ir. bannlamh cubit, fr. bann a measure + lamh hand, arm.] An Irish measure
of two feet in length.
(Band"let) n. Same as Bandelet.
(Band"mas`ter) n. The conductor of a musical band.
(Ban"dog`) n. [Band + dog, i.e., bound dog.] A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually
kept chained or tied up.
The keeper entered leading his bandog, a large bloodhound, tied in a leam, or band, from which he
takes his name.
Sir W. Scott.
(Ban`do*leer", Ban`do*lier") n. [F. bandoulière (cf. It. bandoliera, Sp. bandolera), fr. F.
bande band, Sp. & It. banda. See Band, n.]
1. A broad leather belt formerly worn by soldiers over the right shoulder and across the breast under
the left arm. Originally it was used for supporting the musket and twelve cases for charges, but later
only as a cartridge belt.
2. One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried. [Obs.]
(Ban"do*line) n. [Perh. allied to band.] A glutinous pomatum for the hair.
(Ban"don) n. [OF. bandon. See Abandon.] Disposal; control; license. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
(Ban"dore) n. [Sp. bandurria, fr. L. pandura, pandurium, a musical instrument of three strings,
fr. Gr. pandoy^ra. Cf. Pandore, Banjo, Mandolin.] A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to
a guitar; a pandore.
(Band"rol) n. Same as Banderole.
(Ban"dy) n. [Telugu ba&nsdot&dsdoti.] A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by
(Ban"dy), n.; pl. Bandies [Cf. F. bandé, p. p. of bander to bind, to bend to bandy, fr. bande.
See Band, n.]
1. A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick. Johnson.
2. The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball.
(Ban"dy), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bandied (-did); p. pr. & vb. n. Bandying.]
1. To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.
Like tennis balls bandied and struck upon us . . . by rackets from without.
2. To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange. "To bandy hasty words." Shak.
3. To toss about, as from man to man; to agitate.
Let not obvious and known truth be bandied about in a disputation.