neckband

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

neck +‎ band

Noun[edit]

neckband ‎(plural neckbands)

  1. A band worn around the neck.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.

Verb[edit]

neckband ‎(third-person singular simple present neckbands, present participle neckbanding, simple past and past participle neckbanded)

  1. To attach a band around the neck (especially of wild animals)
    • 2015 July 2, Clausen KK, Madsen J, Tombre IM, “Carry-Over or Compensation? The Impact of Winter Harshness and Post-Winter Body Condition on Spring-Fattening in a Migratory Goose Species”[1], PLOS ONE, volume 10, number 7, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132312:
      All individuals were ringed and adult geese neckbanded and returned to the corral.