girdle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “girdle” in the English Dictionary

"girdle" in British English

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uk   /ˈɡɜː.dl̩/  us   /ˈɡɝː-/
[C] a ​piece of ​underwear for women, ​worn around the ​waist and ​bottom, that ​stretches to ​shape the ​body [C] a ​longstrip of ​clothworntied 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 ​shouldersupporting the ​arms or at the ​pelvissupporting the ​legs: the ​pectoral/​pelvic/​shoulder girdle

girdleverb [T]

uk   /ˈɡɜː.dl̩/  us   /ˈɡɝː-/ literary
to ​surround something: a ​garden girdled by ​oaktrees
(Definition of girdle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"girdle" in American English

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girdlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡɜrd·əl/
a ​piece of ​elasticunderwearworn around the ​waist and ​buttocks, esp. in the past by women, to ​shape the ​body
(Definition of girdle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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