a curtailment in spending; period of economizing:
The mayor ordered a belt-tightening for all city offices.
The Future of Fashion Week Renata Espinosa September 18, 2009
Also called belt highway. a highway around the perimeter of an urban area. the Beltway, the Washington, D.C., area within the highway that encircles it. Contemporary Examples Hog Hunters: DC Needs You! Justin Green November 14, 2012 Petraeus Fever Paralyzes Washington as the Media Pounce on Sex Scandal Howard Kurtz November 14, 2012 Why The […]
adjective providing double security, in case one security measure should fail: a belt-and-braces policy
an ancient Celtic festival observed on May Day in Scotland and Ireland to mark the beginning of summer. Historical Examples Folk Lore James Napier Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5 Various Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) Havelock Ellis Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer The […]
noun another name for cordon (sense 4)