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
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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