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Definition of "belt" []

  • A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration. (noun)
  • Something that resembles this type of band: a belt of trees. (noun)
  • An encircling route. (noun)
  • A seat belt or safety belt. (noun)
  • A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "belt" in a sentence
  • "We won—and I have the title belt to this day, framed in my house."
  • "When elementary school teacher Sonya Lamonakis brought the title belt she won from the Metro Championships in November to her classroom at the Family Academy in Harlem, her students ran around the room, clutching the strap over their heads in jubilee."
  • "Sports When elementary school teacher Sonya Lamonakis brought the title belt she won from the Metro Championships in November to her classroom at the Family Academy in Harlem, her students ran around the room, clutching the strap over their heads in jubilee."