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 Just about everything could be charged to our wristband, even booze. Oliver Staley, Quartz, "How I learned to survive Disney and love the Mouse," 5 Mar. 2020 But the respect between the organizations was evident, with many Celtics players wearing purple wristbands to honor Bryant. NBC News, "Memorial attendees provide window into event via Snapchat," 24 Feb. 2020 Susan had dipped into her babysitting money and spent $18 on a stuffed Grover character, Donnie's favorite, draped in a peace-sign necklace, which Donnie likes, and wearing a yellow and black wristband, Donnie's favorite colors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'They couldn't breathe': The first time New Kids on the Block conquered Milwaukee," 11 June 2019 People who attended events where orange wristbands were given have no cause for concern, police said. Fox News, "California man arrested in Pittsburgh mass overdose deaths, linked to orange wristbands, officials say," 24 Sep. 2019 The scale and wristband retailed at $180 each, with the heart monitor going for $80. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Smart scale goes dumb as Under Armour pulls the plug on connected tech," 21 Jan. 2020 Further details posted in a link Halsey tweeted revealed that the event will be free to the public, but will require a first-come first-serve wristband to gain entry. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Halsey Is Cooking Up a 'Special Performance' For 'Manic' Album Release: See the Announcement," 15 Jan. 2020 Lock hadn’t worn a wristband play-list during his action in the preseason. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Drew Lock breaks out Buzz Lightyear celebration during big performance against Texans in first NFL road start," 8 Dec. 2019 After a remarkably successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012, Pebble started selling its smartwatch—this was a smartwatch, not a wristband—in 2013. Wired, "What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables," 2 Nov. 2019

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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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23 Mar 2020

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“Wristband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristband. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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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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