headband

[ hed-band ]
/ ˈhɛdˌbænd /

noun

a band worn around the head; fillet.
Printing. a band for decorative effect at the head of a chapter or of a page in a book.
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.

QUIZZES

THE OCTOBER WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS HERE TO HAUNT YOU

Search your capacious memory for the meaning of October’s words!
Question 1 of 9
Which Word of the Day from this month means, “an irrational dislike; loathing”?

Origin of headband

First recorded in 1525–35; head + band2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for headband

British Dictionary definitions for headband

headband
/ (ˈhɛdˌbænd) /

noun

a ribbon or band worn around the head
a narrow cloth band attached to the top of the spine of a book for protection or decoration
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012