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girt1

[gurt] /gɜrt/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of gird1 .

girt2

[gurt] /gɜrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
gird1 (def 1).

girt3

[gurt] /gɜrt/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.

girt4

[gurt] /gɜrt/
noun
1.
Carpentry.
  1. a timber or plate connecting the corner posts of an exterior wooden frame, as a braced frame, at a floor above the ground floor.
  2. a heavy beam, as for supporting the ends of rafters.
2.
Printing. (in certain hand presses) one of a pair of leather straps having one end fastened to the bed and the other to the rounce, for drawing the bed under the platen.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; alteration of girth
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British Dictionary definitions for girts

girt1

/ɡɜːt/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of gird1
adjective
2.
(nautical) moored securely to prevent swinging

girt2

/ɡɜːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to bind or encircle; gird
2.
to measure the girth of (something)
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Word Origin and History for girts

girt

v.

c.1400 as alternative form of gird; also past tense and past participle of gird.

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