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[rist-band] /ˈrɪstˌbænd/
the band of a sleeve, especially that of a shirt sleeve, that covers the wrist.
a strap attached to a wrist watch and worn around the wrist.
a sweatband worn on the wrist to absorb perspiration.
Origin of wristband
First recorded in 1565-75; wrist + band2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And at the last moment I could not make out what I had written on my wristband as a mem.

  • Already, when he was scribbling on it, she had noticed that his wristband was frayed.

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

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • Another little thing that might have helped was the cabman's number written on his wristband.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • "A wristband for one of Richard's shirts," she explained, after her first moments of delighted greeting.

  • Their voluminousness of wristband, with an air of excessive frankness, should betray them at once.

  • But in his later and mightier work, Titian will only paint a fan or a wristband intensely, never a flower.

British Dictionary definitions for wristband


a band around the wrist, esp one attached to a watch or forming part of a long sleeve
a sweatband around the wrist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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