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armband

[ ahrm-band ]
/ ˈɑrmˌbænd /
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noun

a fabric band worn around the upper arm as a badge or symbol; brassard.

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Origin of armband

First recorded in 1790–1800; arm1 + band2
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British Dictionary definitions for armband

armband
/ (ˈɑːmˌbænd) /

noun

a band of material worn round the arm, such as one bearing an identifying mark, etc, or a black one indicating mourning
an inflatable buoyancy aid, worn on the upper arm of a person learning to swim
an elasticated band worn round the upper arm to keep the shirtsleeve in place
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