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cinch


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinch  \Cinch\,  v.  t. 
  In  the  game  of  cinch,  to  protect  (a  trick)  by  playing  a 
  higher  trump  than  the  five 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinch  \Cinch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cinched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cinch"ing}.] 
  1.  To  put  a  cinch  upon  to  girth  tightly.  [Western  U.  S.] 
 
  2.  To  get  a  sure  hold  upon  to  get  into  a  tight  place  as  for 
  forcing  submission.  [Slang,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinch  \Cinch\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  the  action  of  cinching;  to  tighten  the  cinch;  -- 
  often  with  up  [Western  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinch  \Cinch\,  n.  [Cf.  cinch  a  girth,  a  tight  grip,  as  v.,  to 
  get  a  sure  hold  upon  perh.  so  named  from  the  tactics  used  in 
  the  game;  also  cf  Sp  cinco  five  (the  five  spots  of  the 
  color  of  the  trump  being  important  cards).] 
  A  variety  of  auction  pitch  in  which  a  draw  to  improve  the 
  hand  is  added,  and  the  five  of  trumps  (called  right  pedro) 
  and  the  five  of  the  same  color  (called  left  pedro,  and 
  ranking  between  the  five  and  the  four  of  trumps)  each  count 
  five  on  the  score.  Fifty-one  points  make  a  game.  Called  also 
  {double  pedro}  and  {high  five}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinch  \Cinch\,  n.  [Sp.  cincha,  fr  L.  cingere  to  gird.] 
  1.  A  strong  saddle  girth,  as  of  canvas.  [West.  U.  S.] 
 
  2.  A  tight  grip.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cinch 
  n  1:  any  activity  that  is  easy  to  do  "marketing  this  product 
  will  be  no  picnic"  [syn:  {picnic},  {snap},  {duck  soup}, 
  {child's  play},  {pushover},  {walkover},  {piece  of  cake}] 
  2:  band  around  a  horse's  belly  that  holds  the  saddle  in  place 
  [syn:  {girth}] 
  3:  a  form  of  all  fours  in  which  the  players  bid  for  the 
  privilege  of  naming  trumps 
  v  1:  tie  a  cinch  around  "cinch  horses"  [syn:  {girth}] 
  2:  make  sure  of 
  3:  get  a  grip  on  get  mastery  of 




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