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wristband

[rist-band] /ˈrɪstˌbænd/
noun
1.
the band of a sleeve, especially that of a shirt sleeve, that covers the wrist.
2.
a strap attached to a wrist watch and worn around the wrist.
3.
a sweatband worn on the wrist to absorb perspiration.
Origin of wristband
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; wrist + band2
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  • Already, when he was scribbling on it, she had noticed that his wristband was frayed.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
  • Another little thing that might have helped was the cabman's number written on his wristband.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • And at the last moment I could not make out what I had written on my wristband as a mem.

  • From now on, especially at night, I shall carry this little friend of mine just inside my wristband.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • As she gave Charles the ball and resumed her wristband, Mr. Wallace said, "Ellen, do you remember at what time you came here?"

    Aunt Kitty's Tales Maria J. McIntosh
  • Their voluminousness of wristband, with an air of excessive frankness, should betray them at once.

  • “My arm,” Tom responded promptly, pushing back his wristband to give her the proof.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for wristband

wristband

/ˈrɪstˌbænd/
noun
1.
a band around the wrist, esp one attached to a watch or forming part of a long sleeve
2.
a sweatband around the wrist
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