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Definition of Girdle


  1. A griddle.
  2. 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.
  3. The zodiac; also, the equator.
  4. The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.
  5. A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  6. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  7. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
  8. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
  9. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.
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Girdle Translations

girdle in Dutch is riem, gordel, ceintuur
girdle in French is corset, ceinture
girdle in Italian is cintura, fascetta
girdle in Latin is fascia
girdle in Norwegian is omgi, belte, hofteholder