Definition of green belt in English:

green belt

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noun

  • 1chiefly British An area of open land around a city, on which building is restricted: Darlington should preserve its green belt
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    • 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.
  • 2A green belt marking a level of proficiency in judo, karate, or other martial arts below that of a brown belt.
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    • She's working out her post-dot-bomb angst by training for a green belt in karate.
  • 2.1A person qualified to wear a green belt.
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    • Heather was just a green belt; she wouldn't be able to do it.

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