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.

Origin of headband

First recorded in 1525–35; head + band2
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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
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Word Origin and History for headband

headband


n.

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

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