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Definition of "cinch" [cinch]

  • A girth for a pack or saddle. (noun)
  • A firm grip. (noun)
  • Something easy to accomplish. See Synonyms at breeze1. (noun)
  • A sure thing; a certainty. (noun)
  • To put a saddle girth on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cinch" in a sentence
  • "One of the most subtle allusions to horses is the word cinch, meaning a ` sure thing. '"
  • "While I had to purchase it, it was VERY easy to setup, and recording was a cinch that is actually the first time that I have ever typed the word cinch ... weird."
  • "If I'm riding hunches one and two, I just got to ride this cinch, which is number three."