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girdler

[gurd-ler] /ˈgɜrd lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that girdles.
2.
any of several insects, as a beetle, Oncideres cingulata (twig girdler) that cut a groove around the bark of a twig, stem, etc.
3.
a person who makes girdles.
Origin of girdler
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see girdle, -er1
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  • But Mr girdler, who was not ordinarily given to mirth, abruptly left the room with a smile on his face before I could proceed.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • The Fusilier had struck on that part of the sands named the girdler.

    Battles with the Sea R.M. Ballantyne
  • Besides,” said she, “Mr girdler thinks it the best thing, and he is your guardian.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • They think that she is on the girdler Sands, but she may be on the Shingles.

    Storm Warriors John Gilmore
  • He was introduced to them all as the Rev. Mr. girdler, and created a most favorable impression, especially among the young women.

  • They search narrowly, but in vain, and at last hurry away as the girdler light-ship still continues to fire heavy guns.

    Storm Warriors John Gilmore
British Dictionary definitions for girdler

girdler

/ˈɡɜːdlə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that girdles
2.
a maker of girdles
3.
any insect, such as the twig girdler, that bores circular grooves around the stems or twigs in which it lays its eggs
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