- a black-colored belt or sash awarded to an advanced practitioner in many of the martial arts, as judo or karate: a beginner wears a white belt, and increasing degrees of skill are symbolized by belts of other colors, culminating in the black belt
- a person who holds a black belt
See black belt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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.
- A region of rich, black soil.
- often Black Belt An area having a predominantly Black population.
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