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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Items on display include three pink-triangle armbands worn by homosexual prisoners incarcerated at the Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. Lisa J. Huriash,, "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., "PHOTOS: Nike Launch 'CR7 Chapter 6: Born Leader' Boots Inspired by Ronaldo's Portugal Captaincy," 20 Mar. 2018 Kane may have been made captain by Gareth Southgate but Dier, who has also been handed the armband under his tenure, vowed to stay vocal., "England Star Eric Dier Tips Club Teammate Harry Kane to Fire Three Lions to World Cup Glory," 29 May 2018 But in a twist introduced by the Konstanz Theater, patrons who agree to wear a swastika armband will be given free admittance, while those who purchase tickets will be asked to wear a Jewish Star of David. David Rising,, "German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play," 20 Apr. 2018 Arsenal are even prepared to offer Ramsey the captain's armband in order to convince him to stay, with current captain Laurent Koscielny out for several more months at least after suffering an Achilles injury in May., "Arsenal Star Could Be Forced to Sign New Contract or Leave the Club This Summer," 5 July 2018 Armed with armbands and a simple, short lease, handlers could be seen trotting to showcase the right pace for a dog's breed and build. Matthew Dolan, Detroit Free Press, "Prized pooches pampered, praised at Detroit Kennel Club annual show," 24 June 2018 Two of the men, wearing balaclavas and police armbands, ran inside, used a grinding machine to cut through the doors to the visiting area and, with Mr. Faïd in tow, raced back to the helicopter, Mr. Delabroye said. Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times, "In Hollywood-Style Jailbreak, French Convict Flees Prison," 1 July 2018

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1738, in the meaning defined above

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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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