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- a brown cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate an intermediate rank.
- a person who has attained this rank.
- the rank itself.Compare black belt(def 3), white belt.
Origin of brown belt
First recorded in 1965–70
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018