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bangy (plural bangies)
- (India) A type of yoke carried on the shoulders, as a means for people to carry a load.
1837, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, page 267:
- The men, to the number of 800, march in single file, and each man occupies a space of six feet, being obliged to carry a bangy containing his provisions, cooking pots, &c. besides his musket, which is tied to the bangy stick.
- Characterized by a lot of banging sounds; clangy.
2009 March 3, The New York Times, “Music in Review”, New York Times:
- But her performance of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E (whose finale includes Baroque references, like a fugato) at times sounded bangy, although there were lovely moments in the Andante.