[ swet-band ]

  1. a band lining the inside of a hat or cap to protect it against sweat from the head.

  2. a band of fabric worn around the head to absorb sweat.

Origin of sweatband

First recorded in 1890–95; sweat + band2

Words Nearby sweatband

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How to use sweatband in a sentence

  • To avoid this trouble, place rubber bands through the sweatband.

  • Commander Benedict took off his cap and looked at the damp stain in the sweatband.

    Time Fuze | Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for sweatband


/ (ˈswɛtˌbænd) /

  1. a band of material set in a hat or cap to protect it from sweat

  2. a piece of cloth tied around the forehead to keep sweat out of the eyes or around the wrist to keep the hands dry, as in sports

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