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bellyband

[bel-ee-band] /ˈbɛl iˌbænd/
noun
1.
a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel.
2.
a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book's contents and sometimes used instead of a book jacket.
3.
a band of strong paper, plastic, tape, or the like, placed around a product or package to protect it during shipping, prevent it from opening, etc.
Origin of bellyband
1515-1525
First recorded in 1515-25; belly + band2
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  • She was well primed with a good load of Delahunt's port under her bellyband.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • There before him sat a dear little widow knitting a bellyband for someone else's baby.

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
British Dictionary definitions for bellyband

bellyband

/ˈbɛlɪˌbænd/
noun
1.
a strap around the belly of a draught animal, holding the shafts of a vehicle
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