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Belt vs. Shifter — What's the Difference?

Belt vs. Shifter — What's the Difference?

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Belt

A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to hold up clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
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Shifter

To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class
Shifted assignments among the students.
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Belt

Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
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Shifter

To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
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Belt

An encircling route.
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Shifter

To alter (position or place).
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Belt

A seat belt or safety belt.
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Shifter

To change (gears), as in an automobile.
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Belt

A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.
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Shifter

(Linguistics) To alter phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
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Belt

A band of tough reinforcing material beneath the tread of a tire.
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Shifter

To change position, direction, place, or form.
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Belt

A usually bandlike geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect. Often used in combination
“This is America's rural poverty belt” (Charles Kuralt).
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Shifter

To provide for one's own needs; get along
"See me safe up.
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Belt

A powerful blow; a wallop.
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Shifter

To get along by tricky or evasive means.
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Belt

A drink of hard liquor.
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Shifter

To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
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Belt

To equip, hold up, or attach with a belt
Belted my trousers.
Belted the sword to her waist.
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Shifter

(Linguistics) To be altered as part of a systematic historical change. Used of speech sounds.
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Belt

To encircle or mark in the manner of a belt
The equator belts the earth.
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Shifter

To use a shift key.
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Belt

To beat with a belt or strap.
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Shifter

A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
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Belt

To strike forcefully; hit.
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Shifter

A group of workers that relieve another on a regular schedule.
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Belt

To sing in a loud and forceful manner
Belt out a song.
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Shifter

The working period of such a group
Worked the night shift.
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Belt

To swig (an alcoholic beverage).
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Shifter

A means to an end; an expedient.
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Belt

A band worn around the waist to hold clothing to one's body (usually pants), hold weapons (such as a gun or sword), or serve as a decorative piece of clothing.
As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.
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Shifter

A stratagem; a trick.
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Belt

A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.
Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride.
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Shifter

A change in direction
A shift in the wind.
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Belt

A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.
The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels.
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Shifter

A change in attitude, judgment, or emphasis.
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Belt

Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.
A belt of trees; a belt of sand
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Shifter

(Music) A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
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Belt

A trophy in the shape of a belt, generally awarded for martial arts.
The heavyweight belt
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Shifter

(Football) A rearrangement of players from one formation to another just prior to the snap of the ball.
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Belt

(astronomy) A collection of small bodies (such as asteroids) which orbit a star.
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Shifter

(Baseball) A rearrangement of one or more fielders for improved defense against a particular hitter.
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Belt

(astronomy) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
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Shifter

(Geology) See fault.
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Belt

A band of armor along the sides of a warship, protecting the ship's vital spaces.
The battleship was protected by a twelve-inch belt just above the waterline.
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Shifter

(Computers) Movement of characters in a register to the left or right, as of the bits in a byte.
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Belt

A powerful blow, often made with a fist or heavy object.
After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of bar fights.
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Shifter

The act or an instance of using a shift key.
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Belt

A quick drink of liquor.
Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
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Shifter

(Physics) A change in wavelength, causing a movement of a spectral band or line.
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Belt

A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt).
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Shifter

A systematic change of the phonetic or phonemic structure of a language.
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Belt

(baseball) The part of the strike zone at the height of the batter's waist.
That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt.
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Shifter

Functional shift.
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Belt

(weapons) A device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon.
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Shifter

A loosely fitting dress that hangs straight from the shoulder; a chemise.
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Belt

(music) A vocal tone produced by singing with chest voice above the break (or passaggio), in a range typically sung in head voice.
Both auditionees had great ranges but Diamond had the strong belt we really need for the finale.
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Shifter

A woman's undergarment; a slip or chemise.
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Belt

(transitive) To encircle.
The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
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Shifter

One who, or that which, shifts or changes.
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Belt

(transitive) To fasten a belt on.
Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.
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Shifter

(linguistics) A word whose meaning changes depending on the situation, as by deixis.
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Belt

(transitive) To invest (a person) with a belt as part of a formal ceremony such as knighthood.
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Shifter

(dated) One who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.
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Belt

(transitive) To hit with a belt.
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Shifter

(nautical) An assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions.
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Belt

To scream or sing in a loud manner.
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Shifter

(engineering) An arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another.
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Belt

(transitive) To drink quickly, often in gulps.
He belted down a shot of whisky.
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Shifter

A wire for changing a loop from one needle to another, as in narrowing, etc.
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Belt

To hit someone or something.
The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.
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Shifter

(cycling) A component used by the rider to control the gearing mechanisms and select the desired gear ratio, usually connected to the derailleur by a mechanical actuation cable.
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Belt

To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.
He belted that pitch over the grandstand.
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Shifter

A spanner with an adjustable jaw size.
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Belt

(intransitive) To move very fast.
He was really belting along.
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Shifter

A person employed to repair the horseways and other passages, and keep them unobstructed.
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Belt

That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
The shining belt with gold inlaid.
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Shifter

A switcher or shunter: a railroad locomotive used for shunting.
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Belt

That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
He cannot buckle his distempered causeWithin the belt of rule.
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Shifter

A shape-shifter, or a person or other being capable of changing their physical form.
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Belt

Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand.
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Shifter

(erotica) A genre of erotica focusing on lycanthropes or other shapeshifters, such as werewolves.
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Belt

One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
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Shifter

A person who changes the reality their consciousness resides in, through meditation or other means.
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Belt

A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
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Shifter

One who, or that which, shifts; one who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.
'T was such a shifter that, if truth were known,Death was half glad when he had got him down.
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Belt

A token or badge of knightly rank.
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Shifter

An assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions.
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Belt

A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
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Shifter

An arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another.
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Belt

A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
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Shifter

A foreman responsible for the work on one shift in one area, as in one heading{4}.
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Belt

To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
A coarse black robe belted round the waist.
They belt him round with hearts undaunted.
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Shifter

A stagehand responsible for moving scenery
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Belt

To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
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Shifter

A mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears;
In England they call a gearshift a gear lever
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Belt

Endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
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Belt

A band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
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Belt

An elongated region where a specific condition is found;
A belt of high pressure
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Belt

A vigorous blow;
The sudden knock floored him
He took a bash right in his face
He got a bang on the head
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Belt

A path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
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Belt

The act of hitting vigorously;
He gave the table a whack
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Belt

Sing loudly and forcefully
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Belt

Deliver a blow to;
He belted his opponent
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Belt

Fasten with a belt;
Belt your trousers
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