arm·​band ˈärm-ˌband How to pronounce armband (audio)
: 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 Users must be able to wear the armband for at least three hours and log at least two hours of sleep to get accurate results. Latifah Miles, Parents, 8 Apr. 2024 Playing the full 90 minutes for his country against France and the Netherlands over the past week, the 31-year-old is likely to start at the Montjuic Stadium against Las Palmas while donning the captain's armband. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Slip on the armbands and get ready to play 20 different games, including Simon Says, Freeze Tag, Capture the Flag, and much more. Maya Polton, Parents, 7 Mar. 2024 More court trouble:Jan. 6 media streamer 'Baked Alaska' found guilty of damaging Hanukkah display Micajah Joel Jackson A Phoenix military veteran, Micajah Joel Jackson marched alongside Proud Boys who identified themselves as Arizonans by wearing orange armbands. The Arizona Republic, 6 Jan. 2024 While most wearables are meant for workouts, Leeming says, these armband monitors are optimized for lower heart rates to help people with both long COVID and fatigue. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Jan. 2024 The facility will also be Tyson's first significant use of wearable armbands that house sensors that relay data to managers to identify risks with the goal of improving worker safety and productivity. Democrat- Gazette Staff and Wire Reports,, 30 Nov. 2023 Carney also said the jails had installed additional razor wire and hoped to upgrade video systems and install new technology such as armbands offering real-time location on those incarcerated, the Inquirer said. CBS News, 2 Nov. 2023 The video shows a man in green fatigues wearing a yellow armband common among Ukraine fighters. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of armband was in 1738

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“Armband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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