belly band

bellyband

[bel-ee-band]
noun
1.
a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel. See illus. under harness.
2.
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.
3.
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.

Origin:
1515–25; belly + band2

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bellyband (ˈbɛlɪˌbænd)
 
n
a strap around the belly of a draught animal, holding the shafts of a vehicle

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