girted; girting; girts

transitive verb

1
: gird
2
: to fasten by means of a girth

intransitive verb

: to measure in girth

Examples of girt in a Sentence

the EMTs girted his wounded leg with bandages

Word History

Etymology

Middle English girten, alteration of girden

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of girt was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Girt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/girt. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

girt

verb
1
: gird
2
: to fasten by means of a girth

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