Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “girth”

girth

noun uk   /ɡɜːθ/ us    /ɡɝːθ/

girth noun (MEASUREMENT)

[C or U] the distance around the outside of a thick or fat object, 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.Properties of circles and curves

girth noun (HORSE EQUIPMENT)

[C] the strap which goes around the middle of a horse to keep the saddle (= rider's seat) or the load in the right position: Loosen the girth a little.Horse ridingHorse racing
(Definition of girth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of girth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “girth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More