Definition of sweatband
1 : a usually leather band lining the inner edge of a hat or cap to prevent sweat damage
2 : a band of material worn around the head or wrist to absorb sweat
Recent Examples of sweatband from the Web
The crew-length version of the sock became popular on the basketball court as stars like Dr. J, Walt Frazier, and Wilt Chamberlain played in them — Chamberlain, by the way, made sweatbands hot with the masses, too.
But Clippers center DeAndre Jordan reportedly skirted that ban this past season, wearing WHOOP on his wrist beneath a black sweatband in a February game against the Knicks.
Players tie one around their heads to use as sweatbands.
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SWEATBAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sweatband for English Language Learners
: a band of material that you wear around your head or wrist to absorb sweat while you are exercising
: a band of material along the inner edge of a hat or cap to absorb sweat
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