girdle

  1. an encircling or ringlike structure
  2. a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  3. a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

Girdle

A girdle is a garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn often for support. The word girdle originally meant a belt. In modern English, the term girdle is most commonly used for a form of women`s foundation wear that replaced the corset in popularity. In sports, a girdle may be similar to compression shorts....
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Girdle

A large principal beam made of steel, reinforced concrete, wood or combination of these, used to support other structural members at isolated points along its length.
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girdle

a strand of silk used to prop up the pupa. Found especially in the Papilionidae.
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girdle

The outermost edge of a faceted stone which divides the crown from the pavilion.
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girdle

(from the article `corset`) ...(c. 1912 by a Paris couturiere, Madame Cadolle). That garment and the Cavalieri maillot (a topless corset made of elastic material, c. 1913) were ...
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girdle

(from the article `lepidopteran`) ...of some sulfur butterflies (family Pieridae), swallowtails (family Papilionidae), and gossamer-winged butterflies (family Lycaenidae), is ...
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girdle

(gurĀ“dәl) an encircling or confining structure. pectoral girdle shoulder girdle. pelvic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs. shoulder girdle , thoracic girdle the encircling ...
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girdle

[n] - an encircling or ringlike structure 2. [n] - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers 3. [v] - cut a girdle around (a plant) so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients 4. [v] - put a girdle on or around
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Girdle

• (n.) The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant. • (n.) The zodiac; also, the equator. • (v. t.) To inclose; to environ; to shut in. • (n.) A griddle. • (n.) A thin bed or stratum of stone. • (n.) The clitellus of an earthworm. • ...
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girdle

sash 1 waistband noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
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girdle

noun an encircling or ringlike structure
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Girdle

[chiton] A girdle is part of the anatomy of a chiton, one class of marine mollusks, the class Polyplacophora. The shell of a chiton consists of eight shelly plates which articulate with one another. The girdle is a strong but flexible structure that in most cases encircles the plates, holding them all together. Details of the external surfa...
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Girdle

Gir'dle noun A griddle. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
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Girdle

Gir'dle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Girdled ; present participle & verbal noun Girdling .] 1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. Shak. 2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in. « Those sle...
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Girdle

A girdle is a thin plate of iron used in Scotland for making oat cakes.
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Girdle

A girdle was originally a type of belt or cord worn around the waist to both secure the clothing and provide a means for carrying a purse or weapon. During the early Middle Ages a woman's girdle would hang down her centre front and at the end would be a book, pomenade, mirror or similar object.
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girdle

a ring of bones which may be complete or incomplete.
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Girdle

A silken thread supporting the midsection of a pupa.
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Girdle

belt
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Girdle

Silken harness spun by some caterpillars to suspend itself from a vertical surface
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Girdle

The act of damaging the cambium completely around the circumference of the stem, root or branch, typically causing death of the tree or tissue beyond the point of girdling.
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Girdle

The flattened edge of a diamond or precious gemstone.
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Girdle

The girdle is the narrow band around the diamonds outer circumference. It is usually the place where the setting holds the diamond. The girdle can be rough or polished, but either is good because it doesn
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Girdle

The girdle is the widest perimeter of a gemstone.
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