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girdle

noun uk   /ˈɡɜː.dl̩/ us    /ˈɡɝː-/
[C] old-fashioned a piece of underwear for women worn around the waist and bottom that stretches to shape the body [C] a long strip of cloth worn tied around the waist, especially in the past [C usually singular] literary something that surrounds another thing [C] specialized medical the ring of bones at the shoulder supporting the arms or at the pelvis supporting the legs: the pectoral/pelvic/shoulder girdle

girdle

verb [T] uk   /ˈɡɜː.dl̩/ us    /ˈɡɝː-/ literary
to surround something: a garden girdled by oak trees
Translations of “girdle”
in Spanish cinto, faja…
in French ceinture, gaine…
in German der Gürtel, das Mieder…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊身褡, 腰帶, 環繞物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧身褡, 腰带, 环绕物…
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