They are held up by a belt with a honking big gold lions-head buckle.
Should the first lady finally retire that wide Azzedine Alaïa belt—the one the president refers to as her “Star Trek” belt?
So, I haul off and belt him, two or three times, with my fist.
With some styling under her belt, Tfank used her experience to build a career as a costume designer.
The older, slicker Biden, with four years of veep-hood under his belt, had some gifts handed to him on a platter.
Each battery was driven separately by a belt from the main shaft.
Taking a key from his belt, he unlocked the chest and raised its lid.
There was an empty pistol in my belt, and I flung it at him with all the force of my arm.
No younger member of any of our noble families has ever been allowed the coronet or the belt.
Presently the supposed Indian drew from his belt a pouch of tobacco and some cigarette papers, and proceeded to roll a cigarette.
Old English belt "belt, girdle," from Proto-Germanic *baltjaz (cf. Old High German balz, Old Norse balti, Swedish bälte), an early Germanic borrowing from Latin balteus "girdle, sword belt," said by Varro to be an Etruscan word.
As a mark of rank or distinction, mid-14c.; references to boxing championship belts date from 1812. Mechanical sense is from 1795. Transferred sense of "broad stripe encircling something" is from 1660s. Below the belt "unfair" (1889) is from pugilism. To get something under (one's) belt is to get it into one's stomach. To tighten (one's) belt "endure privation" is from 1887.
early 14c., "to fasten or gird with a belt," from belt (n.). Meaning "to thrash as with a belt" is 1640s; general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838. Colloquial meaning "to sing or speak vigorously" is from 1949. Related: Belted; belting. Hence (from the "thrash with a belt" sense) the noun meaning "a blow or stroke" (1899).