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 saddle. 3. something that encircles; a band or girdle.
—v.t. 1. to bind or fasten with a girth.
2. to girdle; encircle. Also,girt.