v. un·belt·ed, un·belt·ing, un·belts
1. To unfasten one's seat belt; unbuckle.
2. To uncouple or untie a belt around one's waist.
To remove (something) that is attached to a belt: The knight unbelted his sword and laid it on the ground. The hiker unbelted her canteen and took a swig of water.
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