Girth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɜːrθ|  American pronunciation of the word girth
Brit.  |ɡəːθ|  British pronunciation of the word girth

noun

- the distance around a person's body
- stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place (syn: cinch)

verb

- tie a cinch around (syn: cinch)

Examples

The tree is about two meters in girth.

a girth of about two meters

...you'll need to make sure you girth the saddle tightly or you'll fall off the horse...

...his arms couldn't quite girth the stone column...

The island is girdled about with the round sea's girth as a town with its wall.

The four seas girth Britain.

He was a tall man, of considerable girth (=he was fat).

the enormous girth of the tree

Some of the carrots girthed nearly 20 inches.

...a retired football player whose chief asset—his prodigious girth—has now become a liability...

Word forms

noun
singular: girth
plural: girths
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