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A band worn around the upper arm, often as a symbol of mourning or protest, as identification, or to secure a smartphone or similar device during exercise.


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a band of material worn round the arm, such as one bearing an identifying mark, etc, or a black one indicating mourning
2. an inflatable buoyancy aid, worn on the upper arm of a person learning to swim
3. (Clothing & Fashion) an elasticated band worn round the upper arm to keep the shirtsleeve in place



a fabric band worn around the upper arm as a badge or symbol; brassard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armband - worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
2.armband - a band worn around the upper armarmband - a band worn around the upper arm  
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
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[ˈɑːmbænd] Nbrazalete m


[ˈɑːrmbænd] n
(as symbol; for identification)brassard m
(for swimming)brassard m


nArmbinde f


[ˈɑːmˌbænd] nbracciale m


(aːm) noun
1. the part of the body between the shoulder and the hand. He has broken both his arms.
2. anything shaped like or similar to this. She sat on the arm of the chair.
ˈarmful noun
as much as a person can hold in one arm or in both arms. an armful of flowers/clothes.
ˈarmband noun
a strip of cloth etc worn round the arm. The people all wore black armbands as a sign of mourning.
ˈarmchair noun
a chair with arms at each side.
ˈarmpit noun
the hollow under the arm at the shoulder.
ˌarm-in-ˈarm adverb
(of two or more people) with arms linked together. They walked along arm-in-arm.
keep at arm's length
to avoid becoming too friendly with someone. She keeps her new neighbours at arm's length.
with open arms
with a very friendly welcome. He greeted them with open arms.
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A Brenmoor printed hospital wristband is applied to a patient somewhere in the world every four seconds to ensure that they stay safe and remain positively identified," he added.
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RFID tags can form part of a hospital wristband, a blood product label, a biomedical implant or any medical device.
The couple have kept a precious baby book to keep Alwyn's memory alive - containing a lock of his hair, his hospital wristband and prints of his tiny hands and feet.

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