black belt

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black belt

n.
1.
a. The rank of expert in a martial art such as judo or karate.
b. The black sash that symbolizes this rank of proficiency.
c. A person who has attained this rank.
2. A region of rich, black soil.

black belt

n
1. (Judo & Karate) martial arts
a. a black belt worn by an instructor or expert competitor in the dan grades, usually from first to fifth dan
b. a person entitled to wear this
2. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) martial arts
a. a black belt worn by an instructor or expert competitor in the dan grades, usually from first to fifth dan
b. a person entitled to wear this
3. (Placename) 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

black belt

(ˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3; ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1 )
n.
1.
a. a black cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in a martial art to indicate the highest level of expertise.
b. a person at this level.
2. (caps.) a narrow belt of dark-colored, calcareous soils in central Alabama and Mississippi highly adapted to agriculture.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black belt - a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)black belt - a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
2.black belt - a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
Translations

black belt

n (Sport) → cintura nera (Am) the black belt zona abitata principalmente da afro-americani