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Asteroid Belt  
  The circular region of space containing many small celestial bodies.  

As far as I know, this is the first use of the phrase in science fiction, but "asteroid belt" had been in common use since the mid-1800's.

The asteroid belt was many millions of miles across, but they hoped to encounter very few of the spinning particles at this time.
From The Disc-Men of Jupiter, by Manly Wade Wellman.
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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