waist band

waistband

[weyst-band, -buhnd]
noun
a band encircling the waist, especially as a part of a skirt or pair of trousers.

Origin:
1575–85; waist + band2

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waistband (ˈweɪstˌbænd)
 
n
an encircling band of material to finish and strengthen a skirt or trousers at the waist

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