black belt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"black belt" in British English

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black beltnoun [C]

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the ​symbol of a very high ​standard in the ​sport of judo or karate someone who has ​received a ​blackbelt as a ​symbol of ​achieving a very high ​standard in judo or karate : He's a ​blackbelt in ​karate.
(Definition of black belt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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black beltnoun [C]

 /ˈblæk ˈbelt/
someone who has ​reached the ​highestlevel of judo or karate, (= ​methods of ​fighting) or the ​level itself: He took up ​karate, ​eventuallyearning a black belt, and ​thought about ​becoming a ​cop.
(Definition of black belt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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