Pronunciation: (bel'ē-band"),[key] —n. 1. a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel. See illus. under harness. 2. a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book's contents and sometimes used instead of a book jacket.
3. a band of strong paper, plastic, tape, or the like, placed around a product or package to protect it during shipping, prevent it from opening, etc.