from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A band of material encircling and fitting the waist of a garment, such as trousers or a skirt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A band meant to encircle the waist, especially such a band forming part of a garment and serving to stiffen or maintain it: as, the waistband of a skirt.
  • noun A separate or outer girdle or belt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons, skirts, or the like.
  • noun rare A sash worn by women around the waist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A band of fabric encircling the waist, especially a part of a pair of pants or a skirt.

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

  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers


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