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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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They said after the construction of ring road, the wholesale market of the city was to be shifted to Channi Sher Alam to facilitate traders to transport goods through ring road to KP, Azad Kashmir and other areas.
He added that when the project for rehabilitation of the ring road began, tests would be made to determine whether and what parts of the road needed to undergo alterations in relation to the initial design.
The RAK ring road connects the Emirates Road with the Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Al Dhait.
Wolverhampton Ring Road would have been busy at the time and we are sure people may well have witnessed what happened but are yet to contact police.
Another overpass will be built at the crossing of Ibrahim Al-Juffali Road with Ring Road 4 in the direction of the ring road.
In Pavlova's words, the road section will channel traffic both to the Kalotina border crossing and the other part of the Sofia ring road, "which is essential for transit traffic.
The Dh398 million Ras Al Khaimah Ring Road is a 32-kilometre arterial extension of the proposed Umm Al Quwain express highway.
TREASURER Wayne Swan has pledged $10 million for the planning of a Mackay ring road, a project he says has been delayed for too long .
LAHORE, June 22 -- Opposition Leader Chaudhry Zaheeruddin on Monday condemned Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's remarks regarding the design of the Lahore Ring Road approved by the earlier government and has termed them "devoid of common sense and wreaking of the Sharif family's hidden desire of converting 'Jaati Umra' into a "place to which all roads lead".
KATHMANDU, May 4 -- Thousands of Maoist cadres have been thronging at major intersections along the 27km ring-road in the capital in the run up to their 'Red Ring Road Picketing' from 5pm-7pm on Tuesday evening.
CAIRO: Traffic at the Ring Road and Maadi exits was blocked Sunday as President Mubarak inaugurated the Mariutiya Axis bridge, sources at Cairo traffic said.
Summary: In the scope of developing Salam Street and the Eastern Ring Road, new alternative routes are announced, and the partial closure of Salam Street is expected within the next few days, starting from the intersection of Salam Street with Street No.