armband

noun
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

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After selling Longstaff to Man Utd for £40m then buying him back immediately for £100m to let the Red Devils know just who the boss is, Longstaff will slot nicely into the midfield, and take the captain's armband. SI.com, "Newcastle Takeover: Picking a Completely Realistic Magpies Starting XI Under Rafa Benitez," 5 June 2019 And Prince Harry himself — who donned a Nazi outfit with a crude swastika armband at a private party in 2005 — could be his own embarrassing relative. Beth Teitell, BostonGlobe.com, "A field guide to bride Meghan Markle’s embarrassing relatives," 18 May 2018 After leaving the field, the 34-year-old forward sat by the sideline and removed the captain’s armband before doctors arrived and treated his leg. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for France, England," 25 Mar. 2019 That prompts a huge number of activists, police officers and everyday people to turn out, dwarfing what is often a pathetically small band of extremists in hoods or armbands. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "The Media Fesses Up," 21 Aug. 2018 Mexican authorities provide armbands with bar codes to those who register. Juan Montes, WSJ, "New Caravan Grows as Mexico Eases Passage," 22 Jan. 2019 The theater is offering free admission to those spectators willing to wear an armband with a Nazi swastika, given to them ahead of the performance on April 20, Hitler's birthday. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "German theater under investigation for offering free tickets to people wearing swastikas," 18 Apr. 2018 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

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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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