brown belt

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noun Martial Arts.
a brown cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate an intermediate rank.
a person who has attained this rank.
the rank itself.
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Origin of brown belt

First recorded in1965–70
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How to use brown belt in a sentence

  • It was a hot night, and he wore no jacket, only a plain brown calico work shirt, with a pistol and a knife at his wide brown belt.

    Shaman|Robert Shea
  • It is bounded on either side by a reddish brown belt of about the same width.

    Astronomy of To-day|Cecil G. Dolmage
  • Below white, with a blue belt across the breast, and the female with a brown belt also.

    Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues