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Definition of "girdle" []

  • A belt or sash worn around the waist. (noun)
  • Something that encircles like a belt. (noun)
  • An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips, especially by women, to give the body a more slender appearance. (noun)
  • A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark. (noun)
  • The edge of a cut gem held by the setting. (noun)

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 "girdle" in a sentence
  • "When he took them to be to him for a people, it was that they might be to him for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory, as a girdle is an ornament to a man, and particularly the curious girdle of the ephod was to the high-priest for glory and for beauty."
  • "7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing."
  • "They're wearing girdles and also underneath the girdle is a little garter sewed under the girdle and that garter rubs the skin sometimes."