black belt

noun (1)
\ˈblak-ˌbelt \

Definition of black belt 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : an area characterized by rich black soil

2 often capitalized both Bs : an area densely populated by blacks

black belt

noun (2)

Definition of black belt (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Black Belt

geographical name

Definition of Black Belt (Entry 3 of 3)

strip of rolling prairie land extending across central Alabama and Mississippi with fertile black clayey soil formerly notable for the production of cotton

First Known Use of black belt

Noun (1)

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1911, in the meaning defined above

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