from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rank of expert in a martial art such as judo or karate.
- n. The black sash that symbolizes this rank of proficiency.
- n. A person who has attained this rank.
- n. A region of rich, black soil.
- n. An area having a predominantly Black population.
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- n. The highest belt colour in various martial arts.
- n. Someone who has attained a black belt
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a comedy that treats of morbid, tragic, gloomy, or grotesque situations as a major element of the plot.
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- n. a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
- n. a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)
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Complement them with a wide or slim matching black belt atop your tan trench, or by donning a pair of opaque tights in saturated crimson, Dijon, or amethyst to create a vertical visual thrust right down to your tootsies when rocking your black trench.
He was a short, bald, seventysomething-year-old in a white T-shirt, dark Bermuda shorts, and a black belt that was superfluous except that it matched his slip-on slippers.
Wes had a fifth-degree black belt in karate but no wrestling experience.
It's like trying to sell our Pickled Luncheon Tidbits to a fellow in the black belt who doesn't buy anything but plain dry-salt hog in hunks and slabs.