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Belt

to encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround. A coarse black robe belted round the waist. (c. Reade) They belt him round with hearts undaunted. (Wordsworth)

2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.

Origin: Belted; Belting.

1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a Band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt. The shining belt with gold inlaid. (Dryden)

2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle. He cannot buckle his distempered cause within the belt of rule. (Shak)

3. Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand.

4. Same as band. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.

5. (Science: astronomy) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets jupiter and saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.

6. (Science: geography) a narrow passage or strait; as, the Great belt and the Lesser belt, leading to the Baltic sea.

7. A token or badge of knightly rank.

8. (Science: mechanics) a Band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.

9. A Band or stripe, as of colour, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges. Belt lacing, thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting. 3da See: Illust. Of Pulley.


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