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

Examples of armband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hazel is pretty perfectly and pristinely adapted from the comic to the screen—but whatever is going on with that armband didn't quite back it to Netflix. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 8 June 2022 Tatum — wearing a purple-and-gold armband bearing the number 24 of Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, his favorite player — had lost two East finals in his young career. Tim Reynolds, Chicago Tribune, 30 May 2022 Then Tatum took the court wearing a purple armband, in honor of Bryant, and tried his best to emulate him. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2022 The cloth used to bind the man's hands appeared to be a white armband. Byreuters, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2022 Ezekiel shed his armband fringes for this match, so maybe he’ll be taken more seriously? Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 7 June 2022 After dinner Perovskyi hugs his mother and father goodbye, puts on a jacket with a green tape armband signifying military affiliation and walks to his overnight job as a volunteer military medic in Kyiv. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 Ten Hag would be able to argue that the captain’s armband still demonstrates his value to the club. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 14 May 2022 The catcher wears an armband with buttons that correspond to pitch type and location. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

1 Jul 2022

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“Armband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armband. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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