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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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The form and temperature plays a critical role in the proper selection of belt type and style.
The industry is characterized by high degree of competition and the players compete on their pricing strategy as well as product differentiation to manufacture customized conveyor belts for varied purpose at low cost.
When both the friction and tension mechanisms work together, they are more than three times as effective at restoring belts back to the center of the conveyor.
Each surrogate was restrained with a 3-point standard belt with and without a single-stage-inflator airbag.
The economic belt should create new work places, facilitate development of national infrastructure, boost national markets.
A lot of plus size ladies love obi belts - they are soft and go with so much.
Where synchronous belts are not an option, Optibelt offers a range of 'maintenance-free' v-belts which offer significant advantages over traditional v-belts.
Because of material incompatibilities, the V-profile cannot be used with certain types of belts, such as those based on silicone, PTFE, or polypropylene.
These groups are less likely to wear belts late at night or early in the morning.
Belts are manufactured as matched sets for multiple-belt sheave drives.
Endless rubber belts are often spliced by stitching before being vulcanized, while leather belts may be spliced by tapering the thickness of each end, then overlapping and cementing those ends together.