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weight belt

noun, Scuba Diving.
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
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its heavily boned skeleton would have acted as ballast, much as a weight belt serves the same purpose for a diver.
  • Consider renting a weight belt if you intend to do any skin diving while snorkeling.
  • Diaphragm metering pumps, steel storage hoppers with dust collector, and mechanical weight belt feeders.
  • The slurry drier distribution bin is provided to distribute coal to five crushers through five gravimetric weight belt feeders.
  • Also noted was the divers inability to drop his weight belt and surface due issues with suit up.

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