Found 3 items, similar to Girdle.
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English → English
n 1: an encircling or ringlike structure
2: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt
or trousers [syn: cincture
3: a woman's close-fitting foundation garment [syn: corset
v 1: cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the
circulation of water and nutrients; “girdle the plant”
2: put a girdle on or around; “gird your loins”
English → English
A griddle. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
, n. [OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr.
gyrdan; akin to D. gordel, G. g["u]rtel, Icel. gyr?ill. See
, v. t., to encircle, and cf. Girth
1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference;
a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling
the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
Within the girdle of these walls. --Shak.
Their breasts girded with golden girdles. --Rev. xv.
2. The zodiac; also, the equator. [Poetic] --Bacon.
From the world's girdle to the frozen pole.
That gems the starry girdle of the year. --Campbell.
3. (Jewelry) The line ofgreatest circumference of a
brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the
setting. See Illust. of Brilliant
4. (Mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone. --Raymond.
5. (Zo["o]l.) The clitellus of an earthworm.
(Anat.), the sphenethmoid. See under
, a spinning wheel.
(Zo["o]l.), a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle
, & Pelvic
. (Anat.) See
, and Pelvic
To have under the girdle
, to have bound to one, that is, in
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girdled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. --Shak.
2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
Those sleeping stones,
That as a waist doth girdle you about. --Shak.
3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.)
through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.]