green·​belt | \ˈgrēn-ˌbelt \

Definition of greenbelt 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a belt of parkways, parks, or farmlands that encircles a community


geographical name
Green·​belt | \ˈgrēn-ˌbelt \

Definition of Greenbelt (Entry 2 of 2)

garden city in central Maryland built to provide low-cost housing in the late 1930s population 23,068

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Areas that might qualify as clean-up zones include the greenbelt along the Chester Creek Trail by Valley of the Moon Park and Sullivan Arena, and city land near Third Avenue and Karluk Street, said Durand, the city parks superintendent. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage wants to declare ‘clean-up zones’ for homeless camps," 12 June 2018 With the shift in where deer live — in backyards next to open space, greenbelt, golf courses, RV parks and local parks — there is a higher chance of seeing the magic of birth, first breaths and first steps. Tom Stienstra,, "First breath, first steps in little-seen wildlife world," 1 July 2018 This 42-mile paved pathway follows the natural greenbelt through the heart of the city south to Franktown. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The 9 Most Scenic Urban Running Trails," 9 July 2018 Our next stop was the Telaya Winery complex, which was located directly on the greenbelt. Joanne Dibona,, "Boise trip is a capital idea," 5 July 2018 Take one of the bikes for a spin on the greenbelt or treat yourself to the tranquil spa or a a gondola ride. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 2018 The latest storms to sweep across the Bay Area, Sierra Nevada and Northern California are a game changer for the snowpack, reservoir levels — and the imminent blossoming of spring across the parklands and greenbelt in the Bay Area. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nature hits it out of the ballpark with rain, snow," 18 Mar. 2018 Known as New Deal utopias, the communities were surrounded by greenbelts of forests and farms and were meant to provide affordable homes with easy access to jobs in nearby cities. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hidden away for nearly a half century, historic Hauser statue in Greendale might be revealed once more," 25 June 2018 The bear was later found in a greenbelt just northeast of the intersection between Harbor Pointe Boulevard and Chennault Beach Road. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "Officials capture wandering bear in Mukilteo," 10 June 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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