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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Each participant will purchase a wristband at the beginning of the event and be able to drink from the event kegs. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee breweries will celebrate all things beer during Drink Brew City Week," 13 July 2018 Events inside the theater require the purchase of a wristband, but attendance to the street fair is free. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Phoenixville's Blobfest returns as the movie that inspired it turns 60," 11 July 2018 Investigators are hoping a wristband a man was wearing when he was found shot to death near Sheldon Lake State Park will help them find his killers. Michela Garcia, Houston Chronicle, "Wristband could hold key to finding man's killers," 24 May 2018 Anyone who pre-purchased a weekend wristband will receive reimbursement. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, "Bayou Boogaloo reverses course and won't charge admission," 18 May 2018 The Wine Lovers package costs $20 and includes a package of 14 wine tasting tickets, a Wine on the Fox glass and a wristband. Annie Alleman, Aurora Beacon-News, "Welcome spring at Wine on the Fox in Oswego," 24 Apr. 2018 The day will include carnival rides that will be available at a reduced price of $15 a wristband, which only can be purchased at Recreation Park. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "Large crowds, prominent entertainers expected for upcoming Frontier Days in Arlington Heights," 27 June 2018 To make sure kids don't get lost in the crowd, parents can register at stations located at Lummus Park and their child will get a wristband with contact information for a parent or guardian. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "What you need to know to get around Miami Beach on Memorial Day weekend | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 Chasity Chapman didn’t show up at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday hoping to get a wristband for Blake Shelton's show tonight for herself. Myah Ward, charlotteobserver, "1 fan waited in line for Blake Shelton's Charlotte show for a little girl who couldn't be there | Charlotte Observer," 23 May 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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one that holds something together

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