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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 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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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