semi belted


having or made with a belt: a belted dress.
wearing or girded with a belt, especially as a mark of distinction: the belted lords and emissaries.
marked with a band of color different from that of the rest of the body: a belted cow.

1475–85; belt + -ed3

semibelted, adjective
unbelted, adjective Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

O.E. belt, from P.Gmc. *baltjaz (cf. O.H.G. balz, O.N. balti, Swed. bälte), an early borrowing from L. balteus "girdle, sword belt," said by Varro to be an Etruscan word. As a mark of rank or distinction, mid-14c.; references to boxing championship belts date from 1812. Transferred sense of "broad
stripe encircling something" is from 1660s. Below the belt "unfair" (1889) is from pugilism. To get something under (one's) belt is to get it into one's stomach.

"to thrash as with a belt," 1640s, from belt (n.); general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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belt   (bělt)  Pronunciation Key 
A geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect.
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