Definition of belt loop in English:

belt loop


  • 1A strip of material sewn on to the waistband of a garment to hold a belt in place.

    ‘she had her thumbs hooked in the belt loops of her dark denims’
    • ‘Their jaws slack, they slouch just so, and their thumbs hook their belt loops.’
    • ‘The boys wore brown leather shoes with knee length socks, khaki brown shorts with belt loops, leather belts with scout buckles, and khaki shirts.’
    • ‘She found a long piece of black ribbon and looped it through her belt loops.’
    • ‘He'd got stuck fast halfway through, his belt loop was jammed on the window latch, and there was no way of moving up, down, in or out to free himself.’
    • ‘I've lost the belt, so I am considering cutting off the belt loops.’
    • ‘He won the Masters wearing pants with belt loops but no belt.’
    • ‘He moved with a confident stride, hooking his thumbs through the belt loops of his pants, and keeping his head high.’
    • ‘I hooked my thumbs through my belt loops and observed the class.’
    • ‘Wear a stiff, quality belt which fills the belt loops on your trousers.’
    • ‘In the nearing dusk I watched as she shrugged her shoulders and slid her thumbs through the belt loops of her shorts.’
    1. 1.1 A loop used to attach an object to a belt.
      ‘screws on the belt loop lock the holster securely to the belt’
      • ‘An oversize belt loop lets the holster slide around on the belt.’
      • ‘The location of the holster will change given the location of the belt loop.’
      • ‘The swiveling design of the belt loop is nothing short of genius!’
      • ‘It comes in a soft-sided case with a belt loop that easily attaches to a woman's clothing or pack.’
      • ‘It has one belt loop on the back of the holster, and a second on the trailing edge.’
      • ‘The belt loop is very sturdy, and seems almost indestructible.’
      • ‘The stitching is clean and even, with double reinforcing where the holster meets the belt loops.’
      • ‘I like being able to slide the holster along my belt and my belt loop never seems to be in the right place.’
      • ‘The entire belt loop swivels to-and-fro to offer you the utmost in carry options and comfort.’
      • ‘I noticed a spacer in the belt loop to keep it from flopping when worn on the belt.’