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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The bash is free to attend, but a $2 wristband is required to purchase beer. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Pabst Mansion will host its first outdoor beer bash, after more than 100 years," 16 Sep. 2019 Disney World offers a waterproof MagicBand wristband that has an RFID chip in it. David Kravets, Ars Technica, "How the NFL—not the NSA—is impacting data gathering well beyond the gridiron," 1 Sep. 2019 To imbibe, check in at one of the kiosks and show your ID; you’ll be issued a wristband. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Cal football fans: Here’s the new beer lineup for Memorial Stadium," 30 Aug. 2019 The language came from a wristband that Bryant wears every day as a reminder of her commitment to helping save others. Marisa Iati, Washington Post, "A parking garage had 6 suicides in 4 years. Signs on the walls are trying to prevent more.," 26 Aug. 2019 All Field Seating ticket holders must check-in at Gate 2 to receive a wristband in order to be permitted access to field seating. Ed Masley, azcentral, "What you need to know about the Rolling Stones concert at State Farm Stadium," 20 Aug. 2019 Receiving a new wristband each day, Ingiola was able to attend the festival for free all four days by working as a staff member. Natalie Wade, chicagotribune.com, "‘She’s for the gays, you know?’ — 10 new friends we made at Lollapalooza," 5 Aug. 2019 And even if this isn't your first rodeo, some things have changed at the 2019 outdoor music fest, like a new cashless wristband, the addition of reserved parking and more Kentucky craft beer options. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you need to know about the 2019 Forecastle Festival in Louisville," 3 July 2019 For $150 one way, the program includes a wristband for a child to wear and special bag tags so United representatives and flight attendants can clearly identify them as a child traveling on their own. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "United apologizes after mother says unaccompanied minor put on wrong international flight," 1 July 2019

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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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