wrist·​band | \ ˈris(t)-ˌband How to pronounce wristband (audio) \

Definition of wristband

1 : the part of a sleeve covering the wrist
2 : a band encircling the wrist

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Ride tickets and wristbands must be purchased separately. South Florida Parenting, "Flash sale: Miami Youth Fair 4-pack," 7 Mar. 2018 At hospitals across the country, the wristband bearing a patient’s name and date of birth is going high tech or super sleek. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "Is It Time for a Better Hospital ID Bracelet?," 20 Feb. 2019 Maybe offering these new wristbands will give consumers a way to distinguish between the two brands. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "Fitbit releases new wristbands for its Versa smartwatch," 23 July 2018 KidZone tickets are $1 per turn or unlimited daily wristbands are $10 Mondays-Saturdays and $5 Sundays. Kathy Cichon, chicagotribune.com, "Upcoming summer events in the western suburbs," 13 May 2018 While gender will be omitted from wristbands, Dr. Nokoff said patients' medical history will still be recorded. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Children's hospital drops gender markers from patient wristbands," 24 Sep. 2018 Barclays PLC has a wearables service in the U.K., which, along with options such as key fobs and wristbands, offers stickers customers can use to turn almost anything into a payment device. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "You Can Now Buy Stuff With a Ring, If Anyone Believes You," 23 Sep. 2018 One with tennis outfits—wristbands, headbands, and outfits. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Roger Federer Shares His Tips From Two Decades of Travel," 10 Sep. 2018 That admission includes a wristband, which allows listeners to come and go throughout the event. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Poetry marathon supports Woodland Pattern's flow of words and art," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of wristband

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wristband

: a band of plastic, paper, cloth, etc., that you wear around your wrist


wrist·​band | \ ˈrist-ˌband How to pronounce wristband (audio) \

Kids Definition of wristband

1 : the part of a sleeve that goes around the wrist
2 : a band that goes around the wrist (as for support or to absorb sweat)

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