a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel.
a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book’s contents and sometimes used instead of a book jacket.
a band of strong paper, plastic, tape, or the like, placed around a product or package to protect it during shipping, prevent it from opening, etc.
Historical Examples

Ulysses James Joyce
The Book of Gud Dan Spain

a strap around the belly of a draught animal, holding the shafts of a vehicle


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