belt·​line ˈbelt-ˌlīn How to pronounce beltline (audio)
variants or belt line
plural beltlines or belt lines
: a line encircling the narrowest part of the waist : waistline
also : the part of a piece of clothing that covers the waistline
The three of them scuffled for a few seconds before the purse-snatcher reached for a pistol tucked in his beltline. Elliott Woods
automotive : the line of an automobile body along the side of the vehicle just below the windows
The car has a low beltline and a lot of glass for good visibility.Marshall Schuon
usually belt line : a railroad going wholly or partly around a city for the interchange of traffic between trunk lines or for handling traffic to terminals off the trunk lines
: a transport line (such as a highway) that typically encircles a city

Examples of beltline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite a high beltline, visibility is excellent, and the big windshield adds to a feeling of roominess. Steven Cole Smith, Car and Driver, 13 July 2023 Comments on the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which includes $460 million toward restarting the beltline, can be sent to ALDOT here. Dennis Pillion |, al, 23 June 2023 Soft-touch door handles built into vehicle’s beltline, along bottom of windows. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2023 The rest of the design is requisite of most modern SUVs: a high beltline, lower body cladding, and available 20-inch wheels. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 8 Feb. 2023 The Walmart shooting took place Dec. 27 at the Walmart on Mobile’s I-65 beltline. al, 4 Jan. 2023 Your left shoulder is several inches above the beltline of the driver's door. Phil Berg, Car and Driver, 30 Dec. 2022 The driver sits deep inside, as if in a bucket, peering out over that high, straight beltline. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, 26 Dec. 2022 Matched to the exterior finish, the titanium grey pearl and black nappa leather upholstery extends to the instrument panel and beltline and features yellow contrast stitching. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 21 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 3a

Time Traveler
The first known use of beltline was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Beltline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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