Definition of backband

1 : a band passing over a horse's neck and holding up the shafts of a vehicle
2 : the outside molding of the trim around an opening (such as a door or window)

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First Known Use of backband

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Backband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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