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How to use waistband in a sentence
Police said the man had a gun tucked into the right side of his waistband.Video shows D.C. officer fatally shooting armed motorist as he drives away | Peter Hermann, Ellie Silverman | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Sterlyn got out, backed away, drew a handgun from his waistband and shot himself in front of at least three other students, sending the school into lockdown.As school shootings surge, a sixth-grader tucks his dad’s gun in his backpack | John Woodrow Cox, Steven Rich | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
The Roam Cross-Over capri hits a few inches below my knee and has a mid-rise, extra-wide waistband that doesn’t dig or roll down during an ab workout.
We love the nearly seamless waistband, which is made primarily of silky elastic that mops sweat and prevents gaps at the lower back yet never pinched.
Gaping waistbands, stifling fabric, seams that hinder athletic butts and thighs—if you’re a female mountain biker who has shopped for a pair of overshorts, you’re likely familiar with these problems.
The cop shot and killed Graham, later saying the teen had reached for his waistband.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Washington reached into his waistband, the LAPD officers shot him in the head.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls | Emily Shire | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He lifted his t-shirt and showed us a long scar, running from sternum to waistband.
He was wearing a baseball hat, a jacket and jeans with a pistol stuck in his waistband.
He had one of the men up against a fence when he felt something too familiar in the waistband.VMAs Red Carpet in Brooklyn Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without NYPD | Michael Daly | August 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I tried to stanch it with my waistband, but ineffectually; it relieved him for a moment, and he asked for water.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
We wrapped the body in the sheet which was around its waist, having taken the money from the waistband.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
He carried a blunderbuss in his hand, another tucked under his arm, and a brace of holster pistols stuck in his waistband.
Only George the Hussite stood by with a smile on his face and his thumbs stuck in his waistband.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
I thought of all the things a cop might wear on his waistband, of the utility-belt that DHS guy in the truck had worn.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for waistband
an encircling band of material to finish and strengthen a skirt or trousers at the waist
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