sweatband
noun Date: 1862 1. a usually leather band lining the inner edge of a hat or cap to prevent sweat damage 2. a band of material worn around the head or wrist to absorb sweat

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  • sweatband — ► NOUN ▪ a band of absorbent material worn to soak up sweat …   English terms dictionary

  • sweatband — ☆ sweatband [swetband΄ ] n. 1. a band, as of leather, inside a hat to protect the hat against damage from sweat 2. a band of absorbent cloth worn around the wrist or head to absorb perspiration …   English World dictionary

  • sweatband — UK [ˈswetˌbænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms sweatband : singular sweatband plural sweatbands a piece of cloth that sports players wear around their wrists or head to stop sweat going onto their hands or into their eyes …   English dictionary

  • sweatband — Emphasis on the current high tempature. In July, it s hotter than a sweatband in a fireman s helmet in Las Vegas …   Dictionary of american slang

  • sweatband — Emphasis on the current high tempature. In July, it s hotter than a sweatband in a fireman s helmet in Las Vegas …   Dictionary of american slang

  • sweatband — /swet band /, n. 1. a band lining the inside of a hat or cap to protect it against sweat from the head. 2. a band of fabric worn around the head to absorb sweat. [1890 95; SWEAT + BAND2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweatband — noun a) A band of fabric, inside the crown of a hat, designed to absorb perspiration b) A band of fabric worn around the wrist or head during sports to absorb perspiration …   Wiktionary

  • sweatband — sweat|band [ˈswetbænd] n 1.) a narrow band of cloth that you wear around your head or wrist to stop sweat running down when you are doing sport 2.) a narrow piece of cloth that is sewn on the inside of a hat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweatband — sweat|band [ swet,bænd ] noun count a piece of cloth that sports players wear around their wrists or head to stop sweat going onto their hands or into their eyes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sweatband — n. strip of material sewn inside the crown of a hat to absorb sweat; strip of material tied around the forehead to collect sweat …   English contemporary dictionary

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