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Meaning of bandy

ban•dy

Pronunciation: (ban'dē), [key]
— v., adj., n., pl. -died, -dy•ing, -dies.
—v.t.
  1. to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange: to bandy blows; to bandy words.
  2. to throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
  3. to circulate freely: to bandy gossip.
—adj.
  1. (of legs) having a bend or crook outward; bowed: a new method for correcting bandy legs.
—n.
  1. an early form of tennis.
  2. (formerly) hockey or shinny.
  3. a hockey or shinny stick.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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