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weight belt

noun, Scuba Diving.
1.
a belt worn to control a diver's buoyancy under water, on which slotted lead weights can be slipped according to the diver's body size and weight and having a quick-release buckle for emergency discarding.
Origin of weight belt
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • The frogman who had lost his mask suddenly threw off tanks and weight belt and sped for the surface.

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  • He took the end of rope that Zircon held out and snapped it to his weight belt.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Each boy took one of the units and fastened it to his weight belt.

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