Definition of waistband
: a band (as of trousers or a skirt) fitting around the waist
Examples of waistband in a Sentence
shorts with an elastic waistband
Recent Examples of waistband from the Web
The passenger, a Cleveland man, 26, was arrested for possessing a loaded pistol in his waistband.
In one video, an officer draws something from his waistband and points it at Sterling.
Bendas started walking toward Mortensen's patrol car and reached for his waistband, according to Hardy's report.
There's no tidy resolution here, no willowy woman on the book jacket holding the waistband of her old pants an arm's reach from her new body.
Clayton had a gun, which was later determined to be a pellet gun, in his waistband, the police report says.
During the argument one man pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired a shot into the ground.
Young jumped out of the vehicle, removed a gun from his waistband and threw it over the bridge, the document states.
Montgomery then pulled a Beretta 9mm handgun from his waistband and shot the driver in the left shoulder.
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Definition of waistband for English Language Learners
: the strip of fabric at the top of a piece of clothing that fits around your waist
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