Meaning of key band in English:

key band

Pronunciation /ˈkiː band/


  • 1Originally: a band of leather, fabric, metal, etc., for carrying keys and keeping them together. Later chiefly: a band or strap holding the key for a locker at a swimming pool, sports centre, etc., typically worn round the wrist or ankle.

  • 2Art Architecture
    A band or strip of key pattern forming a decorative border; a fret or meander.


Late Middle English. From key + band.