Entry from US English dictionary
A company that does a large percentage of its business as a federal government contractor.
- As Fuller points out, much of the expansion in government programs takes place among the so-called ‘Beltway bandits,’ companies that contract out with the federal leviathan.
- These days, most A - 76 experts generally aren't working in government; they work for Beltway bandits.
- But he wasn't a Beltway bandit either - which was a big part of his appeal.
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Syllabification: Belt·way ban·dit
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