wrist·​band | \ˈris(t)-ˌband \

Definition of wristband 

1 : the part of a sleeve covering the wrist

2 : a band encircling the wrist

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It’s much easier to swap out wristbands on a Galaxy or Apple Watch. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Fossil Sport Smartwatch review: new watch, same old tricks," 20 Nov. 2018 David Adamson has been in a care home for 17 years and is the first to wear the biometric wristband. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "What to Wear: Like father, like son," 13 June 2018 If the wandering person happens to be wearing a wristband or anklet from Project Lifesaver, the likelihood of them being found quickly increases substantially. Damar Services, Indianapolis Star, "Meet the wristband that helps first responders find missing people faster," 1 June 2018 South Water Kitchen will offer $5 draft craft beers to anybody wearing a Lolla wristband all weekend long. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Lollapalooza food and drink specials to get you through four days of festival," 2 Aug. 2017 Fitbit Fitbit is unveiling a series of fashion-forward wristbands to go with their Versa smartwatch. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "Fitbit releases new wristbands for its Versa smartwatch," 23 July 2018 The wristband is equipped with a whistle and a compass as well. Rori Kotch, Country Living, "This Life Vest Alternative Might Completely Change How You Swim," 8 July 2015 The staff had run out of the pink-and-purple wristbands that would allow exiting fans to re-enter the grounds, one steward explained. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Wimbledon Has a New Doubles Event: Tennis and the World Cup," 7 July 2018 No re-entries will be allowed after 7 p.m. On July 8, no re-entry wristbands will be issued. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2018: All the information you need to know for the world's largest music festival," 18 June 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 \

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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