sweatband

[swet-band]
noun
1.
a band lining the inside of a hat or cap to protect it against sweat from the head.
2.
a band of fabric worn around the head to absorb sweat.

Origin:
1890–95; sweat + band2

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sweatband (ˈswɛtˌbænd)
 
n
1.  a band of material set in a hat or cap to protect it from sweat
2.  a piece of cloth tied around the forehead to keep sweat out of the eyes or around the wrist to keep the hands dry, as in sports

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Example sentences
To determine your exact cap size, use a tape measure around your head where the
  sweatband rests.
The internal cradle of the headband and sweatband forms the suspension.
She'll wear a sweatband and those cool little canvas knee pads to play
  volleyball.
After several tests it was discovered that the sweatband of the cap he wore
  regularly had become contaminated with pesticide.
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