a band worn around the head; fillet.
Printing. a band for decorative effect at the head of a chapter or of a page in a book.
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.

1525–35; head + band2

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headband (ˈhɛdˌbænd)
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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The soft-pink headband complimented the shirt and the pearl earrings were
  perfect, even without the necklace.
They may be sticky patches or attached to a headband.
The ever-popular headband has acquired a new versatility and softness.
The subject wears a headband of electrodes and faces a computer screen, which
  flashes photos.
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