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[nek-band] /ˈnɛkˌbænd/
a band of cloth at the neck of a garment.
a band, especially one of ornamental design, worn around the neck, affixed to a bottle, etc.
Origin of neckband
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English nekband. See neck, band2 Unabridged
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  • Then she had her hat to retrim, and a piece of clean lace to sew on her neckband.

    The Guinea Stamp Annie S. Swan
  • Hookers tie had been removed and his collar and neckband unbuttoned.

  • Involuntarily his hand went to his neckband, tugged until it was free.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • All Thrusts from the neckband to the Wastband are counted good.

    The Art of Fencing Monsieur L'Abbat
  • To her bare arms the beads of his neckband seemed very cold.

  • The judge swathed him with one of Mrs. Penniman's aprons, crowding folds of it inside his neckband.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Bill's shirt was ripped from the neckband to the wrist, baring his sinewy arm.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The dividing line between washed and unwashed was one inch above his neckband and two above his wrists.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Pelle had put on a clean blue shirt, of which the neckband and wristbands had to serve as collar and cuffs.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Denis was sitting in his shirt-sleeves, his collar off and neckband loosened, when Ebenezer Brown entered.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for neckband


a band around the neck of a garment as finishing, decoration, or a base for a collar
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