beltline

[ belt-lahyn ]
/ ˈbɛltˌlaɪn /

noun

the waistline.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of beltline

Definition for beltline (2 of 2)

belt line

noun

a transportation system partially or wholly surrounding a city, terminal, district, or port.
(in automotive styling) a horizontal boundary dividing the upper and lower parts of a car body, either an actual line of trim or an imaginary line that follows contours of the body.

Origin of belt line

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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