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girth

[gurth]
noun
1.
the measure around anything; circumference.
2.
a band that passes underneath a horse or other animal to hold a saddle in place, especially one having a buckle at each end for fastening to straps running from under the flaps of the saddle. See illus. under saddle.
3.
something that encircles; a band or girdle.
verb (used with object)
4.
to bind or fasten with a girth.
5.
to girdle; encircle.
Also, girt.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English girth, gerth < Old Norse gerth girdle; akin to gird1

undergirth, noun
ungirthed, adjective
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girth (ɡɜːθ)
 
n
1.  the distance around something; circumference
2.  size or bulk: a man of great girth
3.  a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position
 
vb
4.  (usually foll by up) to fasten a girth on (a horse)
5.  (tr) to encircle or surround
 
[C14: from Old Norse gjörth belt; related to Gothic gairdagirdle1; see gird1]

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girth
c.1300, "belt around a horse's body," from O.N. gjorð "girdle, belt, hoop," from P.Gmc. *gertu- (cf Goth. gairda "girdle"), from the same source as gird (q.v.). Sense of "measurement around an object" first recorded 1644.
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