belly band


a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel. See illus. under harness.
a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book's contents and sometimes used instead of a book jacket.
a band of strong paper, plastic, tape, or the like, placed around a product or package to protect it during shipping, prevent it from opening, etc.

1515–25; belly + band2 Unabridged
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bellyband (ˈbɛlɪˌbænd)
a strap around the belly of a draught animal, holding the shafts of a vehicle

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