[1] Any resident of an asteroid belt, including citizens of civilised belts such as the Barnard Belt, Sol Main Belt, the Mirthsen-Simoris Spinward Marches, or any of the other innumerable belts in known space. Many belters have never been in a spaceship, let alone set foot on a planet or large orbital.

[2] Historical/Obsolete - A person who practiced the profession of asteroid prospector and miner (belt mining), usually working alone or with a small number of partners.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 08 October 2001.