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[ rist-band ]
/ ˈrɪstˌbænd /


the band of a sleeve, especially that of a shirt sleeve, that covers the wrist.
a strap attached to a wrist watch and worn around the wrist.
a sweatband worn on the wrist to absorb perspiration.

Nearby words

wrist shot, wrist sign, wrist watch, wrist wrestling, wrist-drop, wristband, wristdrop, wristlet, wristlock, wristwatch, wristy

Origin of wristband

First recorded in 1565–75; wrist + band2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for wristband


/ (ˈrɪstˌbænd) /


a band around the wrist, esp one attached to a watch or forming part of a long sleeve
a sweatband around the wrist
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