armband

noun
arm·​band | \ˈärm-ˌband \

Definition of armband 

: a band worn around the arm especially : a band worn around the arm for identification or in mourning

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With Harry Kane absent from the squad through injury, the Liverpool ace took up the captain's armband and put in a commanding performance in the heart of midfield in Amsterdam. SI.com, "Gareth Southgate Lauds 'Leader of Men' Jordan Henderson As Liverpool Star Takes Three Lions Armband," 24 Mar. 2018 He was rumored to be heading for the exit over the summer, only for Mourinho to hand him the captain’s armband for the season opener. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Tensions for Manchester United Reach a Boil," 27 Aug. 2018 Dressed all in black, two men wearing balaclavas and police armbands got off the chopper and entered the prison to look for Faid. Sylvie Corbet, Time, "Infamous French Thief Escapes Prison in Bold Helicopter Caper," 1 July 2018 Dressed all in black, two men wearing balaclavas and police armbands got off the chopper and entered the prison to look for Faid. Sylvie Corbet, chicagotribune.com, "Helicopter carrying commandos frees notorious French inmate," 1 July 2018 Dressed all in black, two men wearing balaclavas and police armbands got off the chopper and entered the prison to look for Faid. BostonGlobe.com, "Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate," 1 July 2018 Items on display include three pink-triangle armbands worn by homosexual prisoners incarcerated at the Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. Lisa J. Huriash, southflorida.com, "Museum documents persecution of gays in Nazi Germany," 10 July 2018 Dressed all in black, two commandos wearing ski masks and police armbands entered the prison to look for Faid. NBC News, "Notorious French criminal freed from prison by heavily armed men in helicopter," 1 July 2018 Ronaldo first captained his country and the tender age of just 22 and has worn the armband more times than any other skipper in the history of the Portuguese national side. SI.com, "PHOTOS: Nike Launch 'CR7 Chapter 6: Born Leader' Boots Inspired by Ronaldo's Portugal Captaincy," 20 Mar. 2018

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1738, in the meaning defined above

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armband

noun

English Language Learners Definition of armband

: a band worn around the arm; especially : one that is worn around the upper part of a sleeve to show who you are or to show that you are in mourning

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