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[nek-band] /ˈnɛkˌbænd/
a band of cloth at the neck of a garment.
a band, especially one of ornamental design, worn around the neck, affixed to a bottle, etc.
Origin of neckband
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, neckband is from the late Middle English word nekband. See neck, band2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He removed Sir Reginald's collar and turned down the neckband.

    The Weight of the Crown

    Fred M. White
  • All Thrusts from the neckband to the Wastband are counted good.

    The Art of Fencing Monsieur L'Abbat
  • He took off his collar and turned in the neckband of his shirt.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • She eyed it critically, her deft fingers manipulating the neckband.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • Then she had her hat to retrim, and a piece of clean lace to sew on her neckband.

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan
  • Involuntarily his hand went to his neckband, tugged until it was free.

    Where the Trail Divides

    Will Lillibridge
  • The judge swathed him with one of Mrs. Penniman's aprons, crowding folds of it inside his neckband.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • The dividing line between washed and unwashed was one inch above his neckband and two above his wrists.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Denis was sitting in his shirt-sleeves, his collar off and neckband loosened, when Ebenezer Brown entered.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • The neckband will need a tape or a ribbon to hold the fullness of the band close to the neck.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
British Dictionary definitions for neckband


a band around the neck of a garment as finishing, decoration, or a base for a collar
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