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asteroid belt

noun, Astronomy
1.
the region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located.
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  • "We have one advantage we didn't have back in the asteroid belt," he remarked to Koa.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • "Somewhere in the asteroid belt, I believe," replied the commander.

  • Tom walked to the chart and ran his finger on a line away from the invader's position into the asteroid belt.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • But if he does, he won't really be able to navigate in the asteroid belt.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Because your father didn't find a thing in the asteroid belt, and I happen to know it.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • The void between the asteroid belt and Earth was barren of hurtling rock.

  • Rip was certain now that this was the enemy cruiser they had fought off back in the asteroid belt.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Carefully he focussed down on the section of the asteroid belt they had visited so recently.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
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asteroid belt definition


A region of the solar system between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Most asteroids are found in the asteroid belt.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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