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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Beatrice also wore a headpiece (no, not a tiara!) in the shape of several gold headbands. Diana Pearl, PEOPLE.com, "Princess Beatrice Rocks Regal Purple at the Met Gala — 22 Years After Princess Diana Attended," 8 May 2018 Wang's party-ready headbands first appeared back in September at the designer's Spring 2018 show on Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alexander Wang Is Selling New Years Eve-Inspired Headbands For $6,000," 6 Mar. 2018 For the occasion, Kate Middleton chose a simple white Alexander McQueen dress with puffed sleeves and midi-length hem, along with a coordinating headband adorned with flowers. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears McQueen Again for Third Christening," 9 July 2018 In one pocket of his red camouflage cargo pants, Utsumi has a white-and-red hachimaki headband, a Japanese flag and a foldable fan at the ready. Anton Troianovski, chicagotribune.com, "World Cup fans meet Russians on the world's longest train line," 14 June 2018 In one pocket of his red camouflage cargo pants, Utsumi has a white-and-red hachimaki headband, a Japanese flag and a foldable fan at the ready. Anton Troianovski, Washington Post, "Vodka, pine nuts and politics: World cup fans meet Russians on the world’s longest train line," 14 June 2018 Nike, which in 2014 extended its deal with Oklahoma (paying more than $5 million annually to outfit OU teams through 2024), had long provided Mayfield with the headband that became a personal signature for the Heisman winner. Robert Klemko, SI.com, "The Business of Baker Mayfield," 12 Apr. 2018 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

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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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