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girdle

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a strip of flexible material (as leather) worn around the waist
  • drew a handkerchief from the girdle around her waist and offered it to the knight as a token of affection

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girdle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of girdle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to encircle or bind with or as if with a belt
  • trees girdled the campus, essentially hiding it from view
  • wire girdling the bundle of firewood

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2 to travel completely around
  • an asteroid belt that girdles the inner planets of the solar system

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3 to form a circle around
  • the rings that famously girdle the planet Saturn

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The first known use of girdle was before the 12th century

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“Girdle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/girdle. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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