from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A band passed around the belly of an animal to secure something, such as a saddle.
  • n. An encircling band for holding in a baby's protruding navel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strap around the belly of a horse (or other draught animal) to which is secured a saddle or the shafts of a cart
  • n. A band worn around the waist of a baby to protect the navel
  • n. A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A band that passes under the belly of a horse and holds the saddle or harness in place; a girth.
  • n. A band of flannel or other cloth about the belly.
  • n. A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A band that goes round the belly; specifically, a saddle-girth; also, a band fastened to the shafts of a vehicle, and passing under the belly of the animal drawing it.
  • n. Nautical, a band of canvas placed across a sail to strengthen it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed)
  • n. a strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon


belly +‎ band (Wiktionary)



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