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belt,

girdle or band worn around the body, originally to confine loose garments. Later the girdle became a decorative accessory and was used to carry belongings. The Greeks and Romans wore ornamental cords and bands of many materials, including metal. The medieval belt displayed brilliant goldwork and gems; it carried the purse, dagger, sword, and other personal belongings of the wearer. Since then the belt has varied in style and importance. It has been symbolic of strength, of alertness, and of integrity. In folklore belts have often been accorded supernatural power.

belt

[belt]
(civil engineering)
In brickwork, a projecting row (or rows) of bricks, or an inserted row made of a different kind of brick.
(ecology)
Any altitudinal vegetation zone or band from the base to the summit of a mountain.
Any benthic vegetation zone or band from sea level to the ocean depths.
Any of the concentric vegetation zones around bodies of fresh water.
(hydrology)
A long area or strip of pack ice, with a width of 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) to more than 100 kilometers (60 miles).
(mechanical engineering)
A flexible band used to connect pulleys or to convey materials by transmitting motion and power.

belt

1. See seat belt
2. a band of flexible material between rotating shafts or pulleys to transfer motion or transmit goods
3. short for beltcourse (see cordon(sense 4))
4. below the belt Boxing below the waist, esp in the groin
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Spokesperson PTI stated that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf condemns in the strongest terms the misogynistic and below the belt comments of PMLN representative for women workers of PTI and demands stern action against Rana Sanaullah, Abid Sher Ali and Talal Choudhary.
BELOW the belt is probably the best way to describe Ian Parri's article on Lady Thatcher (Daily Post July 18), tasteless and unfair to an octogenarian who isn't in the best of health.
Alex McLEISH admits it would be a "kick below the belt" if Scotland won two of their remaining three games and still failed to qualify for Euro 2008.
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White said yesterday: "It's a kick below the belt but I must get this sorted out now.
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Yet while complaining that the Times had hit below the belt by suggesting vulgar political motives in war, Bush officials also said something that escaped further notice: They protested that the Times account revealed national security information.
Snakes slithering through toilets are nothing new in Bangkok, Thailand, but one man had the misfortune of being bitten below the belt by a python.
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In boxing, a blow below the belt carries a point penalty.
The pair ended the feud that started with the guitarist's below the belt jibe, and other snipes, in his 2010 autobiography Life.