Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A band of ribbon or cloth worn on a hat just above the brim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A band fastened around a hat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A band round the crown of a hat; sometimes, a band of black cloth, crape, etc., worn as a badge of mourning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A band or ribbon placed about a hat just above the brim.
  • n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a ribbon, or sometimes a sort of braid ending in tassels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim

Etymologies

hat +‎ band (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Arbon, surely your hatband is too tight and therefore affecting your memory.

    Whatever Happened to Uncle Donnie (Don Adams)

  • In her hatband was a bluebird feather; her fingers rose to it reminiscently.

    The Desert Valley

  • I have a size 8 hatband, meaning Barry Bonds looks like a pinhead compared to me.

    TNT Diner

  • If the ducks were within 40 yards, maybe I need a purple hatband.

    Poor Representation

  • When he showed up at a 1960s ruckus at Columbia University, younger reporters noted with amazed laughter that he was the last journalist in America to wear a card saying PRESS in his hatband.

    Boulevardier's Delight

  • I had an old Stetson felt hat that I lost when I spilled in a pair of waders, it was beat up, had to be re-stitched like 6 times, the hatband fell apart, but it was a great hat, I just wonder where it is right now:?

    Fishing hats...

  •            O'Toole took off his felt hat and stuffed the bill in the hatband.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 10

  • Casor took the stiletto out of his hatband, motioned the bartender (always giggling) for another drink.

    Excerpt from Pompeii ii

  • He had put the stiletto in his hatband and started dancing about, all tough.

    Excerpt from Pompeii ii

  • He put on a scarlet red tie (matching his scarlet hatband), tucked a pistol in his belt, then mounted a mule and headed with his entourage for the front lines.

    Book Excerpt: ‘The War Lovers’ by Evan Thomas

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