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  1. a band of cloth at the neck of a garment.
  2. a band, especially one of ornamental design, worn around the neck, affixed to a bottle, etc.

Origin of neckband

First recorded in 1400–50, neckband is from the late Middle English word nekband. See neck, band2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for neckband

choker, torque, frill, fraise, jabot, fichu, ruff, dicky, neckband, Vandyke, Eton, bertha

Examples from the Web for neckband

Historical Examples of neckband

  • He removed Sir Reginald's collar and turned down the neckband.

  • All Thrusts from the Neckband to the Wastband are counted good.

    The Art of Fencing

    Monsieur L'Abbat

  • He took off his collar and turned in the neckband of his shirt.

    Half Portions

    Edna Ferber

  • She eyed it critically, her deft fingers manipulating the neckband.

    Half Portions

    Edna Ferber

  • Then she had her hat to retrim, and a piece of clean lace to sew on her neckband.

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan

British Dictionary definitions for neckband


  1. a band around the neck of a garment as finishing, decoration, or a base for a collar
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