sweat·​band | \ ˈswet-ˌband How to pronounce sweatband (audio) \

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

Examples of sweatband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the mid-90s the director cycled the nearly 80 miles from Prague to Karlovy Vary, arriving in bike gear and sweatband, the perfect image of KVIFF’s egalitarian ethos. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 June 2022 Decked out with a cotton sweatband and a mesh inner, H&M's hat works to keep perspiration to a minimum. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2022 But at under four ounces, with an elastic sweatband that dials in the fit, this hat quickly became a favorite for hot river days. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 There's also a moisture-wicking sweatband around the 4.5-inch brim to keep you cool while out hiking or exploring, while the brim's easily adjustable wired edges will keep your views unimpeded. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2022 More of it—the 128-kbps baile funk remixes made by some kid in Cleveland, the DJs in Friday the 13th masks, the American Apparel sweatband club attire—feels insane in retrospect. Lina Abascal, Wired, 20 Jan. 2022 Arnold also said Kelly would fine employees by docking their pay for infractions like failing to get the singer lunch, sleeping through a call or buying a sweatband for a female guest. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 Receivers fit inside the sweatband of a pitcher’s cap and the padding of the catcher’s helmet. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 25 July 2021 Receivers fit inside the sweatband of a pitcher's cap and the padding of the catcher's helmet. Noah Trister, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sweatband

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sweatband was in 1862

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30 Jun 2022

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“Sweatband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweatband. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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