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meanings of girdle


  1. That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference.
  2. The clitellum of an earthworm.
  3. The line of greatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
  4. A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
  5. Alternative form of griddle.
  6. The removal or inversion of a ring of bark in order to kill or stunt a tree.
  7. The zodiac; also, the equator.
  8. A thin bed or stratum of stone.


  1. To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
  2. To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.

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