armband

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See also: Armband and armbånd

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Noun[edit]

armband (plural armbands)

  1. A band worn around the arm usually to symbolize protest or mourning.
    • 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, Telegraph:
      A sell-out crowd of 10,000 then observed perfectly a period of silence before the team revealed their black armbands, complete with stitched-in poppies, for the match. After Fifa’s about-turn, it must have been a frantic few days for the England kit manufacturer. The on-field challenge was altogether more straightforward.
  2. (sports) A band worn around the arm of the captain of a team.
    • 2015, Louise Taylor, Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans spitting row mars Manchester United’s win over Newcastle (in The Guardian, 4 March 2015)[1]
      The biggest cheer of the night came shortly afterwards. St James’ Park finally found its voice to welcome back Jonás Gutiérrez into a Newcastle side for the first time since his diagnosis with testicular cancer 17 months ago. Hugged by his friend Coloccini, Gutiérrez was handed the captain’s armband after replacing Ryan Taylor at left-back and promptly collected a booking for fouling Adnan Januzaj – on for a frustrated Angel Di Maria.
  3. An inflatable band worn round the arms to keep afloat in water

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armband m (plural armbanden, diminutive armbandje n)

  1. bracelet

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From armur (arm) +‎ band (band).

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armband n (genitive singular armbands, nominative plural armbönd)

  1. bracelet

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

arm +‎ band

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armband n

  1. bracelet

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