- belt up,
- belted kingfisher,
- belted sandfish,
- belted tire,
- belted-bias tire,
Origin of belted
- a cloth strip with loops or a series of metal links with grips, for holding cartridges fed into an automatic gun.
- a band of leather or webbing, worn around the waist and used as a support for weapons, ammunition, etc.
verb (used with object)
Origin of belt
Examples from the Web for belted
I parked the stroller at the base of the metal slide and wrestled Julia in her bulky snowsuit out of the belted contraption.
Cast members joined her as the “International Nasty Girls,” and belted a white-girl rap called “Dongs All Over the World.”When Celebrities Rap: Watch Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow and More Spit Rhymes|Marina Watts|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The designer focused on classic sportswear cuts with fitted blazers, belted coats, and pencil skirts.Fashion Week Dispatch: Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang|Erin Cunningham|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She belted “Try” while flipping on a scarf that suspended her upside down by just her ankle over Ozzy Osbourne.
And then she belted the second half of the song while doing a full-on contemporary dance.
One after the other, she belted them around her waist, until she had on twenty petticoats at a time.Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks|William Elliot Griffis
His trousers were wide and belted at the waist, and his short sack coat hung open.The Troll Garden and Selected Stories|Willa Cather
The houses and villages are all surrounded with hedges, thickly planted, and each village is also belted in the same manner.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
Your dynamo has been mounted on a wooden foundation, and belted to the countershaft, by means of an endless belt.Electricity for the farm|Frederick Irving Anderson
The sun-rays struck from afar full at her belted side; the water was like glass along the shore.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
- boxingbelow the waist, esp in the groin
- informalin an unscrupulous or cowardly way
- (of food or drink) in one's stomach
- in one's possession
- as part of one's experiencehe had a linguistics degree under his belt
Word Origin for belt
early 14c., "to fasten or gird with a belt," from belt (n.). Meaning "to thrash as with a belt" is 1640s; general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838. Colloquial meaning "to sing or speak vigorously" is from 1949. Related: Belted; belting. Hence (from the "thrash with a belt" sense) the noun meaning "a blow or stroke" (1899).
Old English belt "belt, girdle," from Proto-Germanic *baltjaz (cf. Old High German balz, Old Norse balti, Swedish bälte), an early Germanic borrowing from Latin balteus "girdle, sword belt," said by Varro to be an Etruscan word.
As a mark of rank or distinction, mid-14c.; references to boxing championship belts date from 1812. Mechanical sense is from 1795. Transferred sense of "broad stripe encircling something" is from 1660s. Below the belt "unfair" (1889) is from pugilism. To get something under (one's) belt is to get it into one's stomach. To tighten (one's) belt "endure privation" is from 1887.
In addition to the idioms beginning with belt
- belt down
- belt out
- below the belt
- bible belt
- sun belt
- tighten one's belt
- under one's belt