Definition of Lonsdale belt in English:

Lonsdale belt

Line breaks: Lons|dale belt
Pronunciation: /lɒnzdeɪl ˈbɛlt
 
/

noun

Boxing
An ornate belt awarded to a professional boxer winning a British title fight. A fighter winning three title fights in one weight division is given a belt to keep.
More example sentences
  • If Williams is successful he will get to keep his Lonsdale belt - and could fight John Ruiz for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title by the end of the year.
  • The only sniff Swaby got of the coveted Lonsdale belt was before the fight when it was waved tauntingly under his nose by Hobson's camp.
  • The Huddersfield champion's latest victory means he is only one win away from securing the coveted Lonsdale belt.

Origin

early 20th century: named after the fifth Earl of Lonsdale, Hugh Cecil Lowther (1857–1944), who presented the first one.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal