beltline

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

belt +‎ line

Noun[edit]

beltline (plural beltlines)

  1. (automotive) The imaginary line marking the upper end of the lower body of an automobile, running just below the bottoms of the windows
    • 2007 May 27, Phil Patton, “From a Bad Marriage, Pretty Babies”, New York Times:
      He also envisioned a car with a high beltline and exaggerated forms that visually suggested power, and at the same time promised solidity and security.
  2. A beltway: a circular expressway around a city