from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A band passed around the belly of an animal to secure something.
- noun An encircling band for holding in a baby's protruding navel.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A band that goes round the belly; specifically, a saddle-girth; also, a band fastened to the shafts of a vehicle, and passing under the belly of the animal drawing it.
- noun Nautical, a band of canvas placed across a sail to strengthen it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A band that passes under the belly of a horse and holds the saddle or harness in place; a girth.
- noun A band of flannel or other cloth about the belly.
- noun (Naut.) A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
straparound the bellyof a horse(or other draught animal) to which is secured a saddleor the shaftsof a cart
- noun A
bandworn around the waistof a babyto protect the navel
- noun nautical A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed)
- noun a strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Lorryn clung to the slick back, wishing the alicorn would at least tolerate some kind of bellyband to give him something to hold on to!
A sterile dressing about 4 inches square should be placed over the cut end of the cord at the baby's navel and should be held in place by wrapping a "bellyband" or folded diaper around the baby.
He pulled her bobbed tail over the britchen and then buckled the bellyband.
The cover features an impressive triple-bellyband.
Vetch was already ducking under Kashet's chest to undo the bellyband when Ari's words made him blink.
The stableboy grinned, and took down, not a saddle, but a light pad with a bellyband; hardly more than a couple of layers of cloth cut in the shape of a small saddle.
A collar harness does not provide for the vertical force, so if a collar is used, the saddle has to be provided separately - but then it can have the advantage of being made more stable with a girth or bellyband under the donkey's belly.
Guayaquil was two degrees south of the equator, the imaginary bellyband of the planet after which the country itself was named.
There is great danger of having the bellyband too tight, and, in the early weeks, it is often the cause of great discomfort -- often interfering with the normal expansion of the stomach at meal time.
If a sterile dressing is not available, no dressing or bellyband should be used.