Definition of green belt in English:

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green belt

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noun

1A green belt marking a level of proficiency in judo, karate, or other martial arts below that of a brown belt.
Example sentences
  • She's working out her post-dot-bomb angst by training for a green belt in karate.
1.1A person qualified to wear this.
Example sentences
  • Heather was just a green belt; she wouldn't be able to do it.
2 (greenbelt) An area of open land around a city, on which building is restricted.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the public generally may be affected if, for example, conservation areas or the green belt is affected.
  • The owners of several sites have also carried out changes of use and minor building work on green belt land, without planning permission.
  • Little can be built in the grounds of a Grade One listed building and the area is also in a conservation area and green belt.

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Syllabification: green belt

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