brown belt

noun Martial Arts.
  1. a brown cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate an intermediate rank.
  2. a person who has attained this rank.
  3. the rank itself.Compare black belt(def 3), white belt.

Origin of brown belt

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018