Definitions for black beltˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3 ; ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black beltˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3 ; ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1(n.)

  1. a black cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in a martial art to indicate the highest level of expertise. a person at this level.

    Category: Sport

  2. (caps.) a narrow belt of dark-colored, calcareous soils in central Alabama and Mississippi highly adapted to agriculture.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of black belt:

1865–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. black belt(noun)

    a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)

  2. black belt(noun)

    a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)

Wiktionary

  1. black belt(Noun)

    The highest belt colour in various martial arts.

  2. black belt(Noun)

    Someone who has attained a black belt

Freebase

  1. Black belt

    In martial arts, the black belt is a way to describe a graduate of a field where a practitioner's level is often marked by the color of the belt. The black belt is commonly the highest belt color used and denotes a degree of competence. It is often associated with a teaching grade though frequently not the highest grade or the "expert" of public perception. It is also a relatively recent invention, dating from the late 19th century, rather than an ancient custom.

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