girth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “girth” in the English Dictionary

"girth" in British English

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uk   /ɡɜːθ/  us   /ɡɝːθ/

girth noun (MEASUREMENT)

[C or U] the ​distance around the ​outside of a ​thick or ​fatobject, like a ​tree or a ​body: The ​oak was two ​metres in girth.humorous His ample girth was ​evidence of his ​love of good ​food.

girth noun (HORSE EQUIPMENT)

[C] the ​strap that goes around the ​middle of a ​horse to ​keep the saddle (= rider's ​seat) or the load in the ​rightposition: Loosen the girth a little.
(Definition of girth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"girth" in American English

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girthnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɡɜrθ/
the ​distance around the ​outside of a ​thick or ​fatobject, like a ​tree or a ​body: He was a man of ​massive girth.
(Definition of girth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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