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asteroid belt

noun, Astronomy.
1.
the region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located.
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  • They are now passing Ceres and will soon be out of the asteroid belt.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • And just now I got a flash from Fletcher, in the asteroid belt.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • "Somewhere in the asteroid belt, I believe," replied the commander.

  • We're concentrating on the asteroid belt, but so far we've drawn a blank.

  • The Gizls moored the acquisitions in the asteroid belt and visited Earth.

  • If they had been going through an asteroid belt they would have been bombarded into oblivion.

    Before Egypt E. K. Jarvis
  • Well, let him go out there and break his blasted neck on the asteroid belt.

    The Black Tide Arthur G. Stangland
  • I told Kinkare to put her into the same orbit as the asteroid belt.

    The Giants From Outer Space Geoff St. Reynard
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A region of the solar system between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Most asteroids are found in the asteroid belt.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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