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surcingle

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noun sur·cin·gle \ˈsər-ˌsiŋ-gəl\

Definition of surcingle

  1. 1 :  a belt, band, or girth passing around the body of a horse to bind a saddle or pack fast to the horse's back

  2. 2 archaic :  the cincture of a cassock



Origin of surcingle

Middle English sursengle, from Anglo-French surcengle, from sur- + cengle girdle, from Latin cingulum — more at cingulum


First Known Use: 14th century

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