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belt

 [belt]
1. a strip of leather, canvas, or webbing that is worn around the waist.
2. to restrict by placing a circular binding around an area.

belt

Drug slang
A regional term referring to the jolting effects of an abuse substance when it takes effect.

Epidemiology
A popular term for any broad geographical region with an increased incidence of a particular disease.

Occupational medicine
A wide leather or heavy-duty cloth strap worn around the waist to support muscles when lifting.
 
Public health
See Seat belt.
 
Sports medicine
See Weight belt.

belt

Epidemiology A popular term for any broad geographical region with an ↑ incidence of a particular disease. See AIDS belt, Asian esophageal cancer belt, Cancer seat, Goiter belt, Lymphoma belt, Stroke belt Public health See Seat belt.
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With this kind of attention on below the belt cancers, we have the opportunity to truly save a generation of women.
Bad no call: Holyfield was right when he suggested referee Joe Cortez should've taken a point away from Ruiz, who retaliated with a low blow after Holyfield hit him below the belt in the 10th round.
NOTHING is too far below the belt for payday loan companies when it comes to making money.
He's probably best suited to a fanzine existence and if that's a bit below the belt, then I won't be crying any tranen.
Duran incapacitated Buchanan with a punch below the belt after the bell to end the 13th round and the referee awarded Duran the victory and Buchanan's lightweight title.
Madness and mayhem as ideological sparring partners Edward Norton and Brad Pitt hit below the belt in David Fincher's brilliant satire of soulless consumerism at the end of the 20th century.
Sharon Osbourne teetering on the edge of giving Simon a swift kick below the belt (which, going by his trouser level, is anywhere from the nipples down).
When Broncos LB Bill Romanowski shadowboxes, he hits himself below the belt.
BELOW THE BELT Rossi (also circled) steps down into his own dug-out to attack Ljajic g j j
And as if that wasn't enough, the cheeky blonde went well below the belt with a naughty tattoo.
In the past year, Andrew Golota twice was DQ'd for hitting Riddick Bowe below the belt, Oliver McCall (while crying) quit against Lewis, Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear and Akinwande held on for dear life.