head·band | \ ˈhed-ˌband \

Definition of headband 

1 : a band worn on or around the head

2 : a narrow strip of cloth sewn or glued by hand to a book at the extreme ends of the spine

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The odd-looking wing pads that replace the traditional padded headband on these headphones work very well, and the overall clamping force is perfect for keeping them securely on my head without creating any sense of undue pressure. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica R70x review: the definition of neutral headphones," 6 July 2018 Data from the headbands indicates their brains were subjected to acceleration forces ranging from 16 to 60 Gs. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Heading the Soccer Ball May Be Bad for Young Brains," 19 June 2018 But Rowson and colleagues wanted to find out whether the headbands really work, or are just expensive bits of padding. Eric Niiler, WIRED, "Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On," 15 June 2018 But long after his firing, long after that momentary pain, long after the headbands, Bruce touched every part of the Ohio State program for the last 20 years. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Earle Bruce connected Ohio State football through generations as the heart of the Buckeyes: Doug Lesmerises," 20 Apr. 2018 Slide the headbands into place one of a time, spacing them out a couple centimeters apart. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "7 Easy Ways to Style Textured, Curly, or Wavy Hair," 10 Jan. 2018 This one makes a fine handkerchief, dust mask, or headband. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, "Summer's Best Workwear for Men and Women," 28 June 2018 On Art During the workshop, participants, outfitted with brain-sensing caps or headbands, will get to create original artwork. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Fun with dogs and Rainbow on the Green," 20 June 2018 Walton's 'do, along with other standout looks of the night — like tousled, unstructured waves, bandana headbands, and cornrows with shapes — were a testament to the theme of the evening: Wang's American story. refinery29.com, "Alexander Wang Just Reintroduced The World To Personalized Cornrows," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of headband

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of headband was circa 1522

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English Language Learners Definition of headband

: a band of cloth or some other material worn on or around your head


head·band | \ ˈhed-ˌband \

Kids Definition of headband

: a band worn on or around the head

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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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