bandeau

[ ban-doh, ban-doh ]
/ bænˈdoʊ, ˈbæn doʊ /

noun, plural ban·deaux [ban-dohz, ban-dohz] /bænˈdoʊz, ˈbæn doʊz/.

a headband, especially one worn about the forehead.
a narrow brassiere.

Origin of bandeau

1700–10; < French; Old French bandel, equivalent to bande band2 + -el < Latin -illus diminutive suffix
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bandeau

/ (ˈbændəʊ) /

noun plural -deaux (-dəʊz)

a narrow band of ribbon, velvet, etc, worn round the head
a bikini top in the form of narrow band of material

Word Origin for bandeau

C18: from French, from Old French bandel a little band ²
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