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girth


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Girth  \Girth\  (g[~e]rth),  n.  [Icel.  gj["o]r[eth]  girdle,  or 
  ger[eth]  girth;  akin  to  Goth.  ga['i]rda  girdle.  See  {Gird}  to 
  girt,  and  cf  {Girdle},  n.] 
  1.  A  band  or  strap  which  encircles  the  body;  especially,  one 
  by  which  a  saddle  is  fastened  upon  the  back  of  a  horse. 
 
  2.  The  measure  round  the  body,  as  at  the  waist  or  belly;  the 
  circumference  of  anything 
 
  He's  a  lu  sty,  jolly  fellow,  that  lives  well  at 
  least  three  yards  in  the  girth.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  A  small  horizontal  brace  or  girder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Girth  \Girth\,  v.  t.  [From  {Girth},  n.,  cf  {Girt},  v.  t.] 
  To  bind  as  with  a  girth.  [R.]  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  girth 
  n  1:  the  distance  around  a  person's  body 
  2:  band  around  a  horse's  belly  that  holds  the  saddle  in  place 
  [syn:  {cinch}] 
  v  1:  encircle  or  bind;  "Trees  girded  the  green  fields"  [syn:  {girt}, 
  {begird},  {gird}] 
  2:  tie  a  cinch  around  "cinch  horses"  [syn:  {cinch}] 




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