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belting Line breaks: belt|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛltɪŋ/

Definition of belting in English:


1 [mass noun] Belts collectively, or material for belts: a small piece of plastic belting
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  • In mitigation the person representing the company which employs about 35 people, said about 95 per cent of the company's work now involves light, plastic belting, rather than leather.
  • This beginning was a highly personal, yet formal ceremony in which Funakoshi is said to have handed out lengths of black belting to his pupils.
  • I'm not sure from your question if you are planning to tie the belt, or use a buckle; if the former, I recommend avoiding the belting, as this will make it very difficult to tie.
2A beating, especially with a belt as a punishment: we were dead lucky to get to bed without a belting
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  • The campaign is a learning process and, as any schoolboy once knew, that tends to include a couple of beltings.
  • After a public belting in the street, Effie dragged him back to the shop by his ear, forcing him to apologise to the shopkeeper and replace the lot.
  • But most of all, we are still nothing like as preoccupied with appearance as the French, and in this country, a good father would no more criticise how his daughter looked than give her a belting.


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Outstanding: they’ve come up with some belting songs
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  • At least Labour has chosen a belting theme song for the election campaign: ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud?’
  • It is all a far cry from his first round exit last year at the hands of another Croatian, Ivo Karlovic, the 6'10 ‘giant with the belting serve.’
  • Inevitably, the young Karim, who was ‘shy and introverted’, wanted to become a fashion designer, although he was also a belting ice-hockey player.
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