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belt

noun [C]
 
 
/belt/
WAIST A2 a long, thin piece of leather, cloth, or plastic that you wear around your waist Bands, straps and strips
AREA an area of a particular type of land, or an area where a particular group of people live: the commuter belt a narrow belt of treesAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
MACHINE part of a machine that moves in a circle to carry objects or to make a machine work: The car needs a new fan belt.Bands, straps and strips
→  See also conveyor belt , green belt , safety belt , seat belt , have sth under your belt , tighten your belt
Translations of “belt”
in Korean 허리띠, 벨트…
in Arabic حِزام…
in French ceinture, courroie, zone…
in Turkish kemer, kuşak, bölge…
in Italian cintura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服飾, 腰帶…
in Russian ремень, пояс, зона…
in Polish pasek, pas…
in Spanish cinturón, correa, faja…
in Portuguese cinto…
in German der Gürtel, der (Treib-)Riemen, das Gebiet…
in Catalan cinturó…
in Japanese (革や布の)ベルト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服饰, 腰带…
(Definition of belt noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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