Bandy Ban"dy, n.; pl. {Bandies} (-d[i^]z). [Cf. F. band['e], p. p. of bander to bind, to bend (a bow), 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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