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[swet-band] /ˈswɛtˌbænd/
a band lining the inside of a hat or cap to protect it against sweat from the head.
a band of fabric worn around the head to absorb sweat.
Origin of sweatband
1890-95; sweat + band2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • In either case it should have a plastic sweatband and be washed thoroughly after each use.
British Dictionary definitions for sweatband


a band of material set in a hat or cap to protect it from sweat
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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