Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
‡BANDWIN, BAN'-WIN, BAND-ONE, BANDOON, n. A band of three to eight reapers served by one bandster.
Per. c.1850 W. Robertson in Harp of Perthsh. (ed. R. Ford 1893) 330:
The maiden wha shore in the bandwin wi' me. Wgt. 1804 R. Couper Poems I. 162:
Syne sagely he, and right erect, Ahint the ban'-win stands. Rxb. 1918 Kelso Chron. (13 Sept.) 2/6:
The Chronicle was asking about a band-one in the auld harvest field. . . . A band-one means two rigs with five folk — four shearers and the man who binds the sheaves and puts them in stooks. ne., centr.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 47:
Bandwin. A band of (usually four) shearers and a bandster. Also bandoon (s[outh]).
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