black belt


1black belt

noun \ˈblak-ˌbelt\

Definition of BLACK BELT

1
:  an area characterized by rich black soil
2
often capitalized both Bs :  an area densely populated by blacks

First Known Use of BLACK BELT

1870

2black belt

noun

Definition of BLACK BELT

:  one who holds the rating of expert in various arts of self-defense (as judo and karate); also :  the rating itself

First Known Use of BLACK BELT

1939

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