: a usually ornamental band worn about the neck
: the part of a garment that encircles the neck and finishes the neckline
the neckband of a sweater
: the band of a shirt to which a collar is sewed or buttoned

Word History


Middle English nekbande, from nek, nekke neck + bande strip

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“Neckband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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