girdler

noun gir·dler \ˈgərd(ə)lər; ˈgə̄d(ə)lə(r, ˈgəid-\

Definition of girdler

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a maker of girdles

  2. 2 :  one that girdles; especially :  an insect that feeds on bark and gnaws grooves about stems and twigs

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Origin and Etymology of girdler

Middle English girdeler, from girdel girdle + -er


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