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 Wonder Woman’s new look featured additions to previous uniforms (a choker and matching armband) and subtractions from those looks (goodbye, pants). New York Times, "Wonder Woman and Her Evolving Look," 29 Dec. 2020 Three-pound dumbbells, a backlit control console, and a Bluetooth heart rate armband allow users to engage in their preferred level of workout with minimal fuss and downtime. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best exercise bike: Get your miles in without leaving the house," 19 Dec. 2020 Once on the court, the 6-foot-7 Lakers center, who was voted last season’s top reserve, focused on fiddling with an armband rather than looking toward the other half of the court where former teammates stretched and shot. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Montrezl Harrell says playing against Clippers conjured ‘weird emotions’," 12 Dec. 2020 With Nani staying home, Pereyra bore the captain’s armband and shouldered the responsibility of the Lions' attack. Julia Poe,, "Daryl Dike helps Orlando City earn road win over Montreal Impact," 1 Nov. 2020 With Ozzie Alonso, Hassani Dotson and Jacori Hayes all out injured, Jan Gregus will wear the captain's armband and start in the midfield with Marlon Hairston. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, "Ironman Michael Boxall, star Emanuel Reynoso out tonight for Minnesota United against Chicago Fire FC," 4 Nov. 2020 Players, coaches, and referees at high-level soccer matches this weekend will wear a black armband in a tribute to Paty. Fox News, "Paris teacher beheading: Police investigating dozens who allegedly issued messages of support for suspect," 18 Oct. 2020 Rowe wore the captain’s armband for the match, reflecting his role as a locker-room leader despite his lack of minutes this season. Julia Poe,, "Orlando City ties Atlanta United to extend unbeaten streak to 10 games," 7 Oct. 2020 The armband has a USB rechargeable battery that has up to 30 hours of battery life. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "Maximize your Peloton ride with these top-selling heart rate monitors on Amazon," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of armband

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for armband

arm entry 1 + band entry 1

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The first known use of armband was in 1738

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14 Jan 2021

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“Armband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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