1 band consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist
2 a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist [syn: watchband, watchstrap, watch bracelet, bracelet]
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Wristbands are encircling strips worn on the wrist, made of any of a variety of materials depending on the purpose. The term can be used to refer to the bracelet-like band of a wristwatch, to the cuff or other part of a sleeve that covers the wrist, or to decorative or functional bands worn on the wrist for other reasons, such as lanyards.
One type of wristband is also known as a sweatband, and is usually made of a towel-like terrycloth material. These are usually used to wipe sweat from the forehead during sport, or as a badge or fashion statement. A practice common in mid-eighties punk subculture was to cut the top off of a sock and fashion the elastic into this type of wristband. Another common type of wristband is the loops of plastic or tyvek that are placed around the wrist for identification purposes (demonstrating the wearer's authorization to be at a venue, for example).
Silicone wristbandsIn the early to mid-2000s, bracelets often made of silicone became popular. They are worn to demonstrate the wearer's support of a cause or charitable organization, similar to awareness ribbons. Such wristbands are sometimes called awareness bracelets to distinguish them from other types of wristbands.
Potato Chip Bag Wristband
Potato chip bags are often made into wristbands by shrinking them in the oven. There are photo instructions to make one here.
wristband in German: Silikonarmband
wristband in Japanese: リストバンド
wristband in Finnish: Hyväntekeväisyysranneke
wristband in Thai: สายรัดข้อมือ
wristband in Chinese: 手帶