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

Examples of wristband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attendees will wear a wristband that will allow them access to all areas of the festival. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 Be sure to activate your wristband before heading to Governors Ball for entry, but also to make cashless purchases at the fest. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 23 Sep. 2021 Each runner will wear a wristband to help reflect color. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 This technology allows users to wear their tracker in a pocket on their clothing and continue tracking—no wristband required. Sarah Jacob, SELF, 8 Sep. 2021 The company is also working on a smart wristband and VR goggles that project the wearer’s eyes. Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2021 That came two days after Kiermaier scooped up a Toronto scouting report that had fallen off catcher Alejandro Kirk’s wristband during a play at the plate and refused to hand it back. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 25 Sep. 2021 The incident came two days after Kiermaier picked up a scouting report card that had fallen out of the wristband of Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2021 On Monday, Kiermaier picked up a scouting card that fell off the wristband of Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk during a play at the plate and refused to give it back. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of wristband

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wristband was in 1571

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10 Oct 2021

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“Wristband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristband. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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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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