Definition of wristband in US English:

wristband

noun

  • 1A strip of material worn around the wrist, especially for identification or as an accessory.

    ‘the nurse checks the patient's wristband to verify name and date of birth’
    ‘a simple gold wristband’
    • ‘A craze sweeping the nation is to sport a yellow wristband known as ‘Livestrong’, a trend started by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.’
    • ‘I took off the wristbands and headband I always wore during practice.’
    • ‘On her left wrist she had two black laces like the other one on her right and a white thick sports wristband.’
    • ‘She wore a white t-shirt and a tennis skirt, and her wristbands lay on the table in front of her.’
    • ‘Then utilize the strap as a necklace or wristband and put it on an hour before the gym, wear it during training, and then remove it one hour after you have completed your workout!’
    1. 1.1 A strip of absorbent material worn during sports or strenuous exercise to soak up sweat.
    2. 1.2 The strap of a wristwatch.
      ‘the timepiece includes a round stainless steel bezel and a brown leather wristband’
    3. 1.3 The cuff of a shirt or blouse.
      • ‘At the show's end, the sweaty lad in the Brunei Polo Club shirt had pushed his wristband tight up his forearm, as if it were the sleeve of a blazer.’
      • ‘She wore a light blue nightgown with teddy bears on it and black wristbands.’
      • ‘The Taiko costume - black shirt and pants, white tabis, black wristbands, a pink sash around the waist, and, for the boys, a pink turban-like headdress - was next to impossible to put on without help.’
      • ‘Kriss changed back into traditional Egyptian clothing; white skirt held by a belt, white top held by a golden collar, wristbands, no sandals today.’
      • ‘The women wear embroidered white blouses, red wristbands, and heavy dark wraps around their shoulders and skirts.’

Pronunciation

wristband

/ˈris(t)band//ˈrɪs(t)bænd/