weight belt


noun Scuba Diving.

a belt worn to control a diver's buoyancy under water, on which slotted lead weights can be slipped according to the diver's body size and weight and having a quick-release buckle for emergency discarding.

Nearby words

  1. weigh up,
  2. weigh-in,
  3. weighbridge,
  4. weighman,
  5. weight,
  6. weight density,
  7. weight for age,
  8. weight lifting,
  9. weight training,
  10. weight watcher

Origin of weight belt

First recorded in 1950–55

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