belt noun

1 narrow piece of leather, etc. worn round the waist

ADJ. broad, wide | narrow | thick | studded | cartridge, money, sword | trouser

VERB + BELT buckle, do up, fasten | unbuckle, undo, unfasten | tighten | loosen

BELT + NOUN buckle, loop > Special page at CLOTHES

2 in a machine

ADJ. conveyor, drive, fan

3 area of land

ADJ. wide | narrow, thin | coastal, mountain | corn, cotton, wheat | green, industrial New roads are cutting into the green belt (= open land round a city where building is strictly controlled). | commuter, stockbroker

PREP. ~ of a narrow belt of trees