headband

[hed-band]
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noun
  1. a band worn around the head; fillet.
  2. Printing. a band for decorative effect at the head of a chapter or of a page in a book.
  3. a band sewed or glued to the head or tail of the back of a book, or to both, often to protect and strengthen the binding but sometimes for decoration.
Compare tailband.

Origin of headband

First recorded in 1525–35; head + band2
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  • It was hard to communicate with the district leader by means of a headband.

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  • She closed the door and walked to the desk, removing the headband as she approached.

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  • He pulled off his cap, tossed it to a chair, and replaced it with the headband.

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  • This is the power pack, which is plugged into the headband, thus.

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  • "You mean, this thing—" He paused, looking for a moment at Graham, then took the headband off.

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British Dictionary definitions for headband

headband

noun
  1. a ribbon or band worn around the head
  2. a narrow cloth band attached to the top of the spine of a book for protection or decoration
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Word Origin and History for headband
n.

1530s, from head (n.) + band (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper