English version

black belt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports
black beltˈblack belt noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DSOa high rank in sports such as judo and karate2 DSOsomeone who has this rankblack belt in 🔊 Sandy’s a black belt in judo.
Examples from the Corpus
black beltThe general then went on to learn Shotokan karate and gained a black belt in the art.Mr Iqbal, 37, was a black belt judo expert but he was no match for Vernage's knife.As soon as she winds her black belt around her waist, however, her personality undergoes a remarkable change.She had successfully gained her own black belt four years previously.Taking any test requires commitment; the black belt test takes the most commitment of all.That is the first rung on the ladder of karate learning for the black belt.
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