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Lonsdale Belt

noun
  1. (in Britain) a belt conferred as a trophy on professional boxing champions, in various weight categories: if a champion wins it three times it becomes his personal property

Word Origin

named after Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857–1944), who presented the first one
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