- belted sandfish,
- belted tire,
- belted-bias tire,
Origin of belting
- 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 belting
Perhaps you like your Neil Patrick Harris belting in high heels on Broadway, or cannily emceeing an awards show?Choose Your Own Neil Patrick Harris: The Star on ‘Doogie,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ Gay Sex and More|Kevin Fallon|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even if her belting occasionally sounds forced, all of the experts praised the undeniable power Cyrus has when singing.
Belting out rhythmic African songs, Kidjo climbed down from the stage to get the audience singing.Bill Clinton, Loretta Claiborne: Best Moments From 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (Video)|Nina Strochlic|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Excited by the dark, photographers on the risers broke out into spontaneous song, belting "Happy Birthday, Rodarte."
Belting that has got wet will shrink and lacing must be let out before belt is put on again.Farm Engines and How to Run Them|James H. Stephenson
Oft pealed for him a lofty tone From nodding pole and belting zone.May-Day|Ralph Waldo Emerson
A hunter's knife and short-handled woodman's axe hang through the beaded scarf, belting in his loose, caribou capote.The Story of the Trapper|A. C. Laut
He went so far as to mortgage his horses and carriage to buy the belting for the plant.The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South|Broadus Mitchell
The strongest and most perfect ones are made into belting to run the machinery of factories.The Story of Leather|Sara Ware Bassett
- boxing below the waist, esp in the groin
- informal in 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