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[belt-muh n, -man] /ˈbɛlt mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural beltmen
[belt-muh n, -men] /ˈbɛlt mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a worker responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of machine belts.
Australian. lifeguard.
Origin of beltman
belt + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He didn't handle them with the adeptness of a belt man, but he wasn't too awkward.

    Anchorite Randall Garrett
  • He had not expected to, since the occupant, a belt man named Harry Morgan, had only been in the suite a few minutes.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for belt man

belt man

(Austral & NZ) (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who swam out with a line attached to his belt
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