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[rist-band] /ˈrɪstˌbænd/
the band of a sleeve, especially that of a shirt sleeve, that covers the wrist.
a strap attached to a wrist watch and worn around the wrist.
a sweatband worn on the wrist to absorb perspiration.
Origin of wristband
1565-75; wrist + band2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for wristband


a band around the wrist, esp one attached to a watch or forming part of a long sleeve
a sweatband around the wrist
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