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headband

[hed-band] /ˈhɛdˌbænd/
noun
1.
a band worn around the head; fillet.
2.
Printing. a band for decorative effect at the head of a chapter or of a page in a book.
3.
a band sewed or glued to the head or tail of the back of a book, or to both, often to protect and strengthen the binding but sometimes for decoration.
Compare tailband.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; head + band2
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British Dictionary definitions for head-band

headband

/ˈhɛdˌbænd/
noun
1.
a ribbon or band worn around the head
2.
a narrow cloth band attached to the top of the spine of a book for protection or decoration
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Word Origin and History for head-band

headband

n.

1530s, from head (n.) + band (n.1).

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