from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The band or strap which communicates motion from one machine to another, or from one part of the same machine to another.
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The man he recognized at once as the workman he had succoured in the accident to the driving-band.
But the great band which had done the mischief was being carried round and round by the driving-band in which it had become entangled, and was viciously flogging the air and floor all about the stricken man.