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noun [countable]     belt pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a narrow piece of leather, cloth etc that you wear around your waist, for example to keep your clothes in place or for decoration

    put on/fasten a belt

    1. a.
      in some types of martial art such as judo and karate, a narrow piece of a material worn around the waist to show that you have achieved a particular standard

      He has a brown belt in karate.

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  2. 2
    an area of land where there is a particular industry, activity etc

    the corn belt

    1. a.
      an area where a particular type of person lives

      the city’s commuter belt

    2. b.
      a long thin area that contains a lot of a particular thing

      a belt of trees

  3. 3
    a circular band that helps to turn or move something in a machine


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