[ bel-ee-band ]
/ ˈbɛl iˌbænd /
a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book's contents and sometimes used instead of a book jacket.
a band of strong paper, plastic, tape, or the like, placed around a product or package to protect it during shipping, prevent it from opening, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for bellyband
/ (ˈbɛlɪˌbænd) /
a strap around the belly of a draught animal, holding the shafts of a vehicle
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