\ ˈgərt How to pronounce girt (audio) \
girted; girting; girts

Definition of girt

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to measure in girth

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Examples of girt in a Sentence

his wounded leg was girted by bandages

First Known Use of girt

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

History and Etymology for girt

Middle English girten, alteration of girden

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

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Cite this Entry

“Girt.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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