wrist·​let | \ ˈris(t)-lət How to pronounce wristlet (audio) \

Definition of wristlet

: a band encircling the wrist especially : a close-fitting knitted band attached to the top of a glove or the end of a sleeve

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Fans can buy clear tote bags, wristlets and fanny packs with Sweetener branding from Grande’s tour store. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Only clear bags allowed at Ariana Grande's Friday show at Fiserv Forum," 3 July 2019 Today through June 20, Zulily is holding their better-than-Black-Friday-pricing Thrill Fest sale, including hammocks as low as $10 and wristlets as low as $20. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "These Are the Best Labor Day Sales of 2019 (So Far!)," 18 June 2019 Firefighters lowered wristlets down to her to keep her from falling further inside before attempting a rescue, the Los Angeles Times reported. Fox News, "Los Angeles-area firefighters rescue teen girl stuck in chimney," 6 June 2019 Using a ladder truck, firefighters lowered a pair of rescue wristlets down to her, which kept her from falling farther down. Jaclyn Cosgrove, latimes.com, "Teenager rescued from chimney in Inglewood by L.A. County firefighters," 5 June 2019 Presumably flying off his wrist at some point during his show in Amsterdam yesterday, a concertgoer ended up finding the silver wristlet and returning it to the rapper. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Pusha T Can’t Stop Losing His Cartier Bracelets," 14 Dec. 2018 The miniature pouch features an easy-to-clean nylon shell lined with luxurious embossed calfskin for a touch of glam and includes a detachable leather wristlet for easy access if it's stored in a travel bag or purse. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 21 Best Makeup Bags and Cosmetic Cases for Every Budget," 29 Aug. 2018 Play Date Nili Lotan cami dress, $545, nililotan.com; Manolo Blahnik shoes, $725, bergdorfgoodman.com; Silk neck scarf, stylist own; Elizabeth & James earrings, $125, net-a-porter.com; The Row wristlet, $2,550, net-a-porter.com. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "3 New Ways to Style a Velvet Blazer," 17 Oct. 2016 The clutches, wristlets, and convertible shoulder bags have been rendered in teal, apricot, and bois de rose satin and velvet and feature delicate, lingerie-like linings—that is, until now. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "Blessed Be This Holy Handbag Capsule Collection Inspired by the 2018 Met Gala," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of wristlet

1844, in the meaning defined above

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