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brown belt

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noun Martial Arts.
  1. a brown cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate an intermediate rank.
  2. a person who has attained this rank.
  3. the rank itself.Compare black belt(def 3), white belt.
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Origin of brown belt

First recorded in 1965–70
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