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.

Origin of wristband

First recorded in 1565–75; wrist + band2
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Historical Examples of wristband

  • Already, when he was scribbling on it, she had noticed that his wristband was frayed.

    Hilda Lessways

    Arnold Bennett

  • Another little thing that might have helped was the cabman's number written on his wristband.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • And at the last moment I could not make out what I had written on my wristband as a mem.

  • From now on, especially at night, I shall carry this little friend of mine just inside my wristband.

    The Hunted Woman

    James Oliver Curwood

  • As she gave Charles the ball and resumed her wristband, Mr. Wallace said, "Ellen, do you remember at what time you came here?"

    Aunt Kitty's Tales

    Maria J. McIntosh

British Dictionary definitions for wristband



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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