belt-line

belt line

noun
1.
a transportation system partially or wholly surrounding a city, terminal, district, or port.
2.
(in automotive styling) a horizontal boundary dividing the upper and lower parts of a car body, either an actual line of trim or an imaginary line that follows contours of the body.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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