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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.
References in classic literature ?
So the Herd-boy went back to his hut, and taking his loaf and belt with him, he went to the nearest town.
I had to look at his face while I was takin' the belt off.
Dan lit the candle because he had bought the belt, and the cook grunted and muttered charms as long as he could see the ducking point of flame.
Oh, we must give Ozma time to put on the Magic Belt," replied the girl.
Had you not lost your Magic Belt we might have some chance of defeating Ozma; but the Belt is gone.
The Belt was captured by a little girl named Dorothy, who lives in Kansas, in the United States of America.
Alec, surveying the belt with great disfavour as he put the clasp forward several holes, to Rose's secret dismay, for she was proud of her slender figure, and daily rejoiced that she wasn't as stout as Luly Miller, a former schoolmate, who vainly tried to repress her plumpness.
It will fall off if it is so loose," she said anxiously, as she stood watching him pull her precious belt about.
But just before they came to the belt of birch which hid their home, Anne saw a girl who was driving a flock of snow- white geese along the crest of a velvety green hill on the right.
The other swept back the guineas into the belt, and put it on again under his waistcoat.
And as if all this were not enough, he had a belt full of golden guineas round his loins.
Run along, run along, Vassily Lukitch is calling you," said the porter, hearing the tutor's steps approaching, and carefully taking away from his belt the little hand in the glove half pulled off, he signed with his head towards the tutor.