follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

black belt

[blak belt for 1, 2; blak belt, belt for 3, 4] /ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1, 2; ˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3, 4/
noun
1.
(initial capital letters) a narrow belt of dark-colored, calcareous soils in central Alabama and Mississippi highly adapted to agriculture, especially the growing of cotton.
2.
the area of a city or region inhabited primarily by blacks.
3.
Martial Arts.
  1. a black cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate a degree of expertise of the highest rank.
  2. a person who has obtained such rank.
  3. the rank itself.
4.
a person proficient in some particular skill or endeavor; expert.
Origin of black belt
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
black-belt, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for black belt
British Dictionary definitions for black belt

black belt

noun
1.
(martial arts)
  1. a black belt worn by an instructor or expert competitor in the dan grades, usually from first to fifth dan
  2. a person entitled to wear this
2.
the black belt, a region of the southern US extending from Georgia across central Alabama and Mississippi, in which the population contains a large number of Black people: also noted for its fertile black soil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for black belt

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for black

13
16
Scrabble Words With Friends