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cincture


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cincture  \Cinc"ture\,  n.  [L.  cinctura,  fr  cingere  cinctum  to 
  gird.] 
  1.  A  belt,  a  girdle,  or  something  worn  round  the  body,  --  as 
  by  an  ecclesiastic  for  confining  the  alb. 
 
  2.  That  which  encompasses  or  incloses;  an  inclosure.  ``Within 
  the  cincture  of  one  wall.''  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  fillet,  listel,  or  band  next  to  the  apophyge 
  at  the  extremity  of  the  shaft  of  a  column. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cincture 
  n  :  a  band  of  material  around  the  waist  that  strengthens  a  skirt 
  or  trousers  [syn:  {girdle},  {sash},  {waistband},  {waistcloth}] 




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