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Belt may refer to:

Contents

Apparel

  • Belt (clothing), a band worn around the waist
  • Championship belt, a type of trophy used primarily in combat sports
  • Colored belts, such as a black belt, worn by martial arts practitioners to signify rank in the kyū ranking system

Mechanical and vehicular

Places

Astronomy

  • Asteroid belt, a region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter
  • Kuiper belt, a region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune
  • Orion's Belt, three stars in the constellation Orion

Other uses

See also


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

BELT (a word common to Teutonic languages, the Old Ger. form being balz, from which the Lat. balteus probably derived), a flat strap of leather or other material used as a girdle, especially the cinctura gladii or sword-belt, the chief "ornament of investiture" of an earl or knight; in machinery, a flexible strap passing round from one drum, pulley or wheel to another, for the purpose of power-transmission(q.v.). The word is applied to any broad stripe, to the belts of the planet Jupiter, to the armour-belt at the water-line of a warship, or to a tract of country, narrow in proportion to its length, with special distinguishing characteristics, such as the earthquake-belt across a continent.


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Simple English

[[File:|right|thumb|Different belts]] A belt is a piece of clothing worn around a person's waist. They can be used to hold up trousers or skirts, or for carrying things in pockets, such as on a utility belt.

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