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

Origin of armband

First recorded in 1790–1800; arm1 + band2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for armband

revolution, force, twist, turn, necklace, collar

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British Dictionary definitions for armband



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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