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black belt

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noun \ˈblak-ˌbelt\

Definition of black belt

  1. 1 :  an area characterized by rich black soil

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

1832

First Known Use of black belt

1832


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black belt

noun

Definition of black belt

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

1911

First Known Use of black belt

1911


Black Belt

geographical name

Definition of Black Belt

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


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