Definition of belting in English:



  • 1[mass noun] Belts collectively, or material for belts:

    ‘a small piece of plastic belting’
    • ‘In mitigation the person representing the company which employs about 35 people, said about 95 per cent of the company's work now involves light, plastic belting, rather than leather.’
    • ‘I'm not sure from your question if you are planning to tie the belt, or use a buckle; if the former, I recommend avoiding the belting, as this will make it very difficult to tie.’
    • ‘The rear of some scabbards was also decorated and all had loops at the back to take the leather belting which would attach the weapon to its wearer.’
    • ‘This beginning was a highly personal, yet formal ceremony in which Funakoshi is said to have handed out lengths of black belting to his pupils.’
  • 2A beating, especially with a belt as a punishment:

    ‘we were dead lucky to get to bed without a belting’
    • ‘Mr Davis, an engineer from Chiswick, stated: ‘Personally, I'd give them a good belting.’’
    • ‘But most of all, we are still nothing like as preoccupied with appearance as the French, and in this country, a good father would no more criticise how his daughter looked than give her a belting.’
    • ‘We weren't allowed to speak our native tongue at high school; I got a belting from the principal a couple of times.’
    • ‘The campaign is a learning process and, as any schoolboy once knew, that tends to include a couple of beltings.’
    • ‘After a public belting in the street, Effie dragged him back to the shop by his ear, forcing him to apologise to the shopkeeper and replace the lot.’
    battering, thrashing, beating, thumping, pounding, pummelling, hammering, buffeting, drubbing
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  • Outstanding:

    ‘they've come up with some belting songs’
    • ‘It began at a belting pace with numerous ferocious challenges providing most of the entertainment in the early stages.’
    • ‘It is all a far cry from his first round exit last year at the hands of another Croatian, Ivo Karlovic, the 6'10 ‘giant with the belting serve.’’
    • ‘Milan Baros picks up the ball in midfield, goes on a belting run and shoots high over the crossbar from the edge of the box, when he perhaps should have passed to Riise or Garcia, who were in better positions.’
    • ‘Inevitably, the young Karim, who was ‘shy and introverted’, wanted to become a fashion designer, although he was also a belting ice-hockey player.’
    • ‘Danny scored two belting tries and was a clear man of the match award winner.’
    • ‘After that there is, in all probability, the veteran Wayne Arthurs, another tall left hander with a belting serve.’
    • ‘I have known Paul for a long time and think he is a belting bloke.’
    • ‘Preamble It's been another belting day's play at Edgbaston and, wonderful to relate, England are on top.’
    • ‘This is the place that Kim Clijsters fell in love with as a promising teenager with belting ground strokes and a wide-eyed enthusiasm.’
    • ‘At least Labour has chosen a belting theme song for the election campaign: ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud?’’
    • ‘Good music, friendly staff, and a belting atmosphere, nice clientele, lots of class without too much pretence and one of the better bars in Manchester.’
    • ‘Extremely powerful and with a belting serve, he grew up on clay, but fancies himself on any surface.’
    • ‘Another belting strike from range, this time from Seedorf.’