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Meaning of girth

girth

Pronunciation: (gûrth), [key]
— n.
  1. the measure around anything; circumference.
  2. a band that passes underneath a horse or other animal to hold a saddle in place, esp. one having a buckle at each end for fastening to straps running from under the flaps of the saddle. See illus. under
  3. something that encircles; a band or girdle.
—v.t.
  1. to bind or fasten with a girth.
  2. to girdle; encircle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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