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bellyband

[bel-ee-band]
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noun
  1. a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Origin of bellyband

First recorded in 1515–25; belly + band2
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Historical Examples

  • She was well primed with a good load of Delahunt's port under her bellyband.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • There before him sat a dear little widow knitting a bellyband for someone else's baby.


British Dictionary definitions for bellyband

bellyband

noun
  1. a strap around the belly of a draught animal, holding the shafts of a vehicle
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