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unbelt

[uhn-belt] /ʌnˈbɛlt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove the belt from.
2.
to remove by undoing a supporting belt:
to unbelt a sword.
Origin of unbelt
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; un-2 + belt
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Historical Examples
  • But it ain't like him to unbelt for a chunk unless he knows something.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • It may be unpleasant for you to make him unbelt, but you're a coward if you don't!

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • She saw the childish fingers unlace the helmet, unbind the gorget, unbelt the sword, and lay aside the armor.

British Dictionary definitions for unbelt

unbelt

/ʌnˈbɛlt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to unbuckle the belt of (a garment)
2.
to remove (something) from a belt
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