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 It's made from 100% Australian Wool and features a satin lining and cotton sweatband. Erika Hardison, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2021 Viewers see Raniere at volleyball practice in a tie-dye shirt and short shorts, his straggly ponytail subdued by a sweatband. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 8 Nov. 2020 Prevent that mid-class teary-eyed sensation with a simple sweatband. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2020 Unfortunately, the current prototype is only the size of a sweatband. Tom Simonite, Wired, 22 Sep. 2020 Cheaper than a soda, they’ll be sold for 50 cents. * A maroon sweatband for Deer Park quarterback Matthew Potts. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 24 Dec. 2019 Maybe a player shakes their hand or throws them a sweatband or a glove. Albert Breer, SI.com, 22 July 2019 Leave the sweatbands at home, and pile on the modern accessories instead. Vogue, 24 Apr. 2019 For example, players must still abide by the OG dress code, which requires them to wear all white—from their sweatbands to their shirts, skirts, sneakers, and yes, even their underwear. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 21 June 2018

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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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“Sweatband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweatband. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sweatband

: 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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