Printing An ornamental strip at the top of a page or beginning of a chapter or paragraph.(noun)
Printing A cloth band attached to the top of the spine of a book.(noun)
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Use "headband" in a sentence
"The subject of Headbands and how to make them came up on the Book Arts list. (the headband is the doohickey on the top pf the spine that is supposed to protect the spine of the book when you tug on it.)"
"(Basic, but all very pretty; the first two are baby alpaca in jewel tones, and the headband is sari silk.)"
"The headband is just some team unity that we're trying to show, a bond in our closeness."