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white belt

noun, Martial Arts.
1.
a white cloth waistband worn by a beginner in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate.
2.
a beginner or novice in one of the martial arts.
3.
the rank of beginner.
Compare black belt (def 3), brown belt.
Related forms
white-belt, adjective
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  • He drew from his beaded pouch a black and white belt of seven rows.

    The Reckoning Robert W. Chambers
  • The sea, grey-green in the distance, girded the island with a white belt.

    The Secret of Sarek Maurice Leblanc
  • One held up in his right hand a white belt,—token of peace on the frontier.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • He will wear a white belt, the frock-coat of his undress uniform and a cocked hat, and will believe himself to be a Staff officer.

  • A white belt defined her waist in the most enchanting fashion.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • A white belt of surf glimmered without a break at the foot of the cliffs.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • “Why, he had a red coat and white belt,” etcetera, etcetera.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • In front, one saw the clustered lights of the town and the white belt of surf that ran back to the shadowy Isleta.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • "Which you will cover with a white belt before the fires in this hearth are dead," he answered, gulping down the disrespect.

    Cardigan Robert W. Chambers
  • The greatest, victor in fifty tribal wars, held in his hand the white belt of peace.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill

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