• WordNet 3.6
    • n bandeau an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bandeau băn*dō"; băn"dō A narrow band or fillet, as for the hair, part of a headdress, etc. "Around the edge of this cap was a stiff bandeau of leather."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bandeau A fillet worn round the head; a head-band; especially, a ribbon worn by girls and women above the forehead.
    • n bandeau A horizontal band or ring forming a part of the headpiece of armor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bandeau ban′dō a fillet or narrow band worn by women to bind their hair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Tu as mis sur tes yeux le bandeau de celui qui veut voir son Dieu.
"Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde with a Preface by Robert Ross" by Oscar Wilde
Le bandeau et la corniche sur les quatre cotes de la stalle superiere en sont le seul ornement.
"History of Phoenicia" by George Rawlinson
Around the crown ran a band set with eight enormous emeralds, while the bandeau which rested on the brow shone with amethysts.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
A gay ribbon, worn like a bandeau across the forehead, is what he really loves.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
Her face, round and plump, is framed in masses of fine black hair, confined by a richly-ornamented bandeau.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
A golden bandeau is placed above the rouleau.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851" by Various
About her stiff, coal-black hair was a heavy diamond bandeau.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
Coleridge had some talk with her daughter, a smart lass in a cotton gown, with a bandeau round her head, without shoes and stockings.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
He had found a partner: no less a personage than Lady Frazer of the lilac sarsnet and diamond bandeau.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The bandeau inclosing the head glittered resplendent with amethysts.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
She'd wound a gray silk bandeau around her bangs.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
There was a corresponding galaxy of spangles arranged bandeau-fashion in her hair.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst

In news:

On Sunday, the 21-year-old showed some skin in a strapless Boys+Arrows Fringe Bandeau top (that retails for $115 at and short, unbuttoned and rolled-down denim cut-offs.
A platinum and diamond bandeau made in 1924.
Penelope Cruz went strapless and short in a nude color bandeau dress and Christian Louboutin platform pumps for the 'Los Abrazos Rotos' photocall in Cannes, France.
Big swimwear trends this year are belted swimsuits , bandeau styles, one-shoulder suits, ruffles, and retro-inspired, high-waisted two-pieces.
Basic black—always the kindest cut: Tamara (left) in velvet and mink dress of uncertain provenance ($50) and Cheryl in bandeau top by Express ($5.50).