bellyband
noun Date: 15th century a band around or across the belly: as a. girth 1 b. band 4b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bellyband — Bel ly*band , n. 1. A band that passes under the belly of a horse and holds the saddle or harness in place; a girth. [1913 Webster] 2. A band of flannel or other cloth about the belly. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) A band of canvas, to strengthen a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bellyband — [bel′ēband΄] n. 1. a girth or cinch around an animal s belly, as for keeping a saddle or harness in place: see HARNESS 2. a cloth band formerly put around a baby s abdomen to prevent protrusion of the navel …   English World dictionary

  • bellyband — /bel ee band /, n. 1. a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel. See illus. under harness. 2. a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book s contents and… …   Universalium

  • bellyband — noun a) A strap around the belly of a horse (or other draught animal) to which is secured a saddle or the shafts of a cart b) A band worn around the waist of a baby to protect the navel …   Wiktionary

  • bellyband — bel·ly·band bel ē .band n a band around or across the belly esp BAND (1a) …   Medical dictionary

  • bellyband — Synonyms and related words: back band, backstrap, bearing rein, bit, blinders, blinds, breeching, bridle, caparison, cavesson, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, crownband, crupper, curb, gag swivel, girt, girth, hackamore, halter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bellyband — n. strap or cloth that goes around the belly (especially to secure a saddle) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bellyband — bel•ly•band [[t]ˈbɛl iˌbænd[/t]] n. 1) a band worn around the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel 2) a protective band around a package • Etymology: 1515–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • bellyband — /ˈbɛlibænd/ (say beleeband) noun a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse …   Australian English dictionary

  • bellyband — n. a band placed round a horse s belly, holding the shafts of a cart etc …   Useful english dictionary

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