Definition of girdle

  1. girdle Noun That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
  2. girdle Noun A belt; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
  3. girdle Noun The zodiac; also, the equator.
  4. girdle Noun The line of greatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
  5. girdle Noun A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  6. girdle Noun The clitellum of an earthworm.
  7. girdle Verb To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
  8. girdle Verb To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.
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