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Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 06, 2003

In Reply to: Re: "Cover band" posted by Bruce Kahl on December 06, 2003

: : Does anyone know the significance of "cover" in the term "cover band"?

: As per MW, an intransitive sense of cover is "to act as a substitute or replacement during an absence" as in:
: "The substitute teacher covered my class while I was away on sabattical".

The correct spelling is "sabbatical".