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armband

noun uk   /ˈɑːm.bænd/ us    /ˈɑːrm-/
[C] a piece of material that a person wears around the arm as a sign of something, for example an official position: All the stewards at the racetrack were wearing armbands. black armbands for a funeral [C usually plural] UK (US waterwings) a hollow, ring-shaped piece of plastic filled with air, that people who are learning to swim wear on their arms in water to help them float
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