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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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Choose modular plastic link style food grade conveyor belting when durability, cold or very warm temperatures are required.
In all this Belting's real interest seems to be less the fate of art--which he presents as largely autonomous, affecting but rarely affected by the institutions within which it operates--than the fate of art history.
Now, plastic belting is employed on virtually all conveyor equipment at Arkansas Prime from the stun area to the freezing process.
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 3052, covering rubber and plastics flat belting. The forecast projects U.S.
Other flat belting is expected to show slightly stronger growth, registering annual compounded growth of 2.5% through 1998.
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Positively driven Intralox plastic link-style belting runs through a designed-in path, which eliminates tracking problems common to conventional conveyors.
A variety of belting options adapt such units to specific requirements.
Large-part cooling conveyors, flat-top chain conveyors, rope-belt conveyors and submersible conveyors are available, A variety of belting options adapt such units to specific requirements.
Optional features, such as corrugated sidewall belting for small parts contain-merit, allow customizing to special needs.
Optional features, such as corrugated sidewall belting for small parts containment, allow customizing to special needs.