Definition of bellyband in English:



  • 1A band placed around the belly, especially one used to harness a horse to the shafts of a cart.

    • ‘A broad leather bellyband prevented the cart from tipping backwards.’
    • ‘The martingale is that piece of leather going from the chinstrap of the bridle to either the chest strap or the bellyband.’
    • ‘As soon as he had finished eating, he told me to go out and get the bellyband off the harness.’
  • 2A band wrapped around an item of merchandise, especially a book or magazine.