1A band placed around the belly, especially one used to harness a horse to the shafts of a cart.
- As soon as he had finished eating, he told me to go out and get the bellyband off the harness.
- The martingale is that piece of leather going from the chinstrap of the bridle to either the chest strap or the bellyband.
- A broad leather bellyband prevented the cart from tipping backwards.
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