arm·​band | \ ˈärm-ˌband How to pronounce armband (audio) \

Definition of armband

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

Examples of armband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In trying to change the culture on dangerous streets, Reininger says, TCI has held some 300 events and reached an estimated 64,000 people with safety swag such as fluorescent T-shirts and armbands. Bruce Selcraig,, "Fire station mural paints tragedy of a dangerous San Antonio road," 26 Nov. 2019 Catchers wore armbands with the details to keep it straight., "Sign-stealing allegations another stain on Astros’ record - The Boston Globe," 12 Nov. 2019 The group of 14 African American football players were kicked off the Cowboys football team on Oct. 17, 1969, for wanting to wear black armbands in protest of BYU, that weekend’s opponent, Sean Keeler writes. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Broncos vs. Titans — a roundup of Denver’s Week 6 win over Tennessee," 14 Oct. 2019 In response to the awful news, many professional female footballers have been wearing blue armbands in the girl's memory., "FIFA Informed That Women 'Will Be Allowed to Enter Stadiums' in Iran," 22 Sep. 2019 When Calvo relinquished the captain’s armband, Alonso put it on and has been credited with a lead-by-example, speak-when-necessary leadership style that garners attention and respect. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Loons added many new players, but Francisco Calvo’s departure was X factor," 17 Oct. 2019 Police were investigating photographs of a swastika armband and a Hitler Youth knife that Schmegelsky allegedly sent online to a friend on the video-game network Steam. Rob Gillies, Anchorage Daily News, "Canadian teen murder suspects committed suicide in wilderness, police say," 13 Aug. 2019 Schmegelsky allegedly sent photographs of a swastika armband and a Hitler Youth knife to an online friend on the video game network Steam. CBS News, "Canadian teen fugitives suspected of murdering 3 people died by suicide, according to police," 12 Aug. 2019 At the age of just 22, Mauro Icardi was given the captain's armband at Inter., "Why Signing Mauro Icardi Is a Risk Not Worth Taking for Europe's Top Clubs," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of armband

1738, in the meaning defined above

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8 Dec 2019

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“Armband.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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