Definitions for black beltˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3 ; ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1
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black beltˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3 ; ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1(n.)
a black cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in a martial art to indicate the highest level of expertise. a person at this level.
(caps.) a narrow belt of dark-colored, calcareous soils in central Alabama and Mississippi highly adapted to agriculture.
Origin of black belt:
a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)
The highest belt colour in various martial arts.
Someone who has attained a black belt