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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Breastband  \Breast"band`\  (-b[a^]nd`),  n. 
  A  band  for  the  breast.  Specifically:  (Naut.)  A  band  of 
  canvas,  or  a  rope,  fastened  at  both  ends  to  the  rigging,  to 
  support  the  man  who  heaves  the  lead  in  sounding.