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cincture

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noun cinc·ture \ˈsiŋ(k)-chər\

Definition of cincture

  1. 1 :  the act of encircling

  2. 2 a :  an encircling area b :  girdle, belt; especially :  a cord or sash of cloth worn around an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a religious



Examples of cincture

  1. <wrapped a cincture around the dress as a stylish accessory>



Origin of cincture

Latin cinctura girdle, from cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird; probably akin to Sanskrit kāñcī girdle


First Known Use: 1587

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