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girt

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verb \ˈgərt\

Definition of girt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  gird

  3. 2 :  to fasten by means of a girth

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to measure in girth



Examples of girt in a sentence

  1. <his wounded leg was girted by bandages>



Origin and Etymology of girt

Middle English girten, alteration of girden


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with girt



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