Bandy

Definition of Bandy

Ban´dy   Pronunciation: băn´dŷ
n.1.A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
1.A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
2.The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball.
v. t.1.To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.
[imp. & p. p. Bandied (băn"dėd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bandying.]
Like tennis balls bandied and struck upon us . . . by rackets from without.
- Cudworth.
2.To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
3.To toss about, as from person to person; to circulate freely in a light manner; - of ideas, facts, rumors, etc.
Let not obvious and known truth be bandied about in a disputation.
- I. Watts.
v. i.1.To contend, as at some game in which each strives to drive the ball his own way.
Fit to bandy with thy lawless sons.
- Shak.
a.1.Bent; crooked; curved laterally, esp. with the convex side outward; as, a bandy leg.

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