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armband Line breaks: arm|band
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmband/

Definition of armband in English:


1A band worn around a person’s upper arm to hold up a shirtsleeve or as a form of identification.
Example sentences
  • Pedestrians were reminded to wear bright highly visible clothing, reflective armbands, sam-brown belts or jackets and to face on-coming traffic when out walking.
  • To show their support people are asked to wear a white band, either an armband, wristband or headband, during the concerts.
  • Jackson, who appeared at the Santa Maria hearing wearing a black suit, a red armband and sunglasses, faces a total of 10 charges, in what has been dubbed the trial of the decade.
1.1An inflatable plastic band worn around a person’s upper arm as a swimming aid.
Example sentences
  • Elwani has come a long way since she herself wore armbands in the swimming pool.
  • And it appears that Lewis could be on the way to following in his father's footsteps - loving nothing more than splashing around in the water and swimming without armbands.
  • This competition was like racing Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps in inflatable armbands, or making Paula Radcliffe and the rest have a little lie-down in the middle of the marathon.
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