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belt British & World English

A strip of leather or other material worn, typically round the waist, to support or hold in clothes or to carry weapons

the belt in belt British & World English

The punishment of being struck with a belt

Corn Belt British & World English

Name for parts of the US Midwest, especially Illinois and Iowa, where corn is a major crop

fan belt British & World English

(In a motor-vehicle engine) a belt that transmits motion from the driveshaft to the radiator fan and the dynamo or alternator

Farm Belt British & World English

The states of the Midwest that are noted particularly for their agricultural production: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota

rust belt British & World English

A part of a country characterized by declining industry and a falling population, especially in the American Midwest and NE states

seat belt British & World English

A belt used to secure someone in the seat of a motor vehicle or aircraft

lap belt British & World English

A safety belt worn across the lap

banana belt British & World English

A region with a comparatively warm climate

black belt British & World English

A black belt worn by an expert in judo, karate, and other martial arts

Black Belt British & World English

An agricultural district in central Alabama and Mississippi, named for its rich soils

belt drive British & World English

A mechanism in which power is transmitted by the movement of a continuous flexible belt

belt sander British & World English

A sander that uses a moving abrasive belt to smooth surfaces

brown belt British & World English

A belt of a brown colour marking a level of proficiency below that of a black belt in judo, karate, or other martial arts

Bible Belt British & World English

Those areas of the southern and middle western United States and western Canada where Protestant fundamentalism is widely practised

concho belt British & World English

A belt decorated with conchas or representations of them

cotton belt British & World English

The cotton-producing region of the southern US

drive belt British & World English

A belt that transmits drive from a motor, engine, or line shaft to a moving part or machine tool

garter belt British & World English

A suspender belt

green belt British & World English

An area of open land around a city, on which building is restricted

safety belt British & World English

A belt or strap securing a person to prevent injury, especially in a vehicle or aircraft

Kuiper belt British & World English

A region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune, believed to contain many comets, asteroids, and other small bodies made largely of ice

weight belt British & World English

A belt to which weights are attached, designed to help divers stay submerged

wheat belt British & World English

A region where wheat is the chief agricultural product

white belt British & World English

A white belt worn by a beginner in judo or karate

Borscht Belt British & World English

A resort area in the Catskill Mountains frequented particularly by Jewish people of eastern European origin

chastity belt British & World English

A garment or device designed to prevent the woman wearing it from having sexual intercourse

commuter belt British & World English

The area surrounding a city from which a large number of people travel to work each day

conveyor belt British & World English

A continuous moving band of fabric, rubber, or metal used for transporting objects from one place to another

Lonsdale belt British & World English

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

shelter belt British & World English

A line of trees or shrubs planted to protect an area, especially a field of crops, from fierce weather

shoulder belt British & World English

A bandolier or other strap passing over one shoulder and under the opposite arm

belt something out in belt British & World English

Sing or play a song loudly and forcefully

belt-tightening British & World English

The introduction of rigorous reductions in spending

cartridge belt British & World English

A belt with pockets or loops for cartridges of ammunition

radiation belt British & World English

A region surrounding a planet where charged particles accumulate under the influence of the planet’s magnetic field

suspender belt British & World English

A woman’s undergarment consisting of a decorative belt and elastic suspenders to which the tops of stockings are fastened

below the belt in belt British & World English

Disregarding the rules; unfair

under one's belt in belt British & World English

Safely or satisfactorily achieved, experienced, or acquired

below the belt British & World English

Disregarding the rules; unfair

stockbroker belt British & World English

An affluent residential area outside a large city

Van Allen belt British & World English

Each of two regions of intense radiation partly surrounding the earth at heights of several thousand kilometres

belt and braces in belt British & World English

(Of a policy or action) providing double security, by using two means to the same end

tighten one's belt in belt British & World English

Cut one’s expenditure; live more frugally

belt and braces British & World English

(Of a policy or action) providing double security, by using two means to the same end

tighten one's belt British & World English

Cut one’s expenditure; live more frugally

under one's belt British & World English

Safely or satisfactorily achieved, experienced, or acquired

belt something out British & World English

Sing or play a song loudly and forcefully


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