[ belt-muhn, -man ]

noun,plural belt·men [belt-muhn, -men]. /ˈbɛlt mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a worker responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of machine belts.

  2. Australian. lifeguard.

Origin of beltman

1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beltman in a sentence

  • Two of them -- Severe Haircut woman and utility belt man -- looked at me from their ergonomic super-chairs.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
  • He had not expected to, since the occupant, a Belt man named Harry Morgan, had only been in the suite a few minutes.

    Thin Edge | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He didn't handle them with the adeptness of a Belt man, but he wasn't too awkward.

    Anchorite | Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for belt man

belt man

  1. Australian and NZ (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who swam out with a line attached to his belt

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