a strong girth used on stock saddles, having a ring at each end to which a strap running from the saddle is secured.
a firm hold or tight grip.
something sure or easy: This problem is a cinch.
a person or thing certain to fulfill an expectation, especially a team or contestant certain to win a sporting event: The Giants are a cinch to win Sunday's game.
to gird with a cinch; gird or bind firmly.
Informal. to seize on or make sure of; guarantee: Ability and hard work cinched her success.
Other definitions for cinch (2 of 2)
a variety of the game all fours.
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How to use cinch in a sentence
So it’s not that establishing a Cabinet-level post has not been brought up before, or is even a cinch to set up.The culture is ailing. It’s time for a Dr. Fauci for the arts. | Peter Marks | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
These cookie stamps took a little getting used to, but once I figured out the sturdy and rather satisfying thwack needed to pop the cookies out, it was a cinch.The Best Holiday Cookie Recipes, According to Eater Editors | Meghan McCarron | November 30, 2020 | Eater
Acquiring them is a cinch as they are locked behind rudimentary puzzles.
This pad has plenty of room for us all, retains 100 percent of its air through the night, and is a cinch to set up with its capable pump.
Fix that issue, and add a nose wire and some adjustable cinches to the ear loops, and it’d be even better.What You Need to Know About Wearing a Face Mask Outside | Joe Lindsey | September 30, 2020 | Outside Online
And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014 | Charlie Gilbert | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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The historical record suggests it should cinch the contest for the Democrats.
We'll be watched every minute of the time that we prowl around those painted rocks; that's a cinch.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
You've done a big thing to-day, and if you hadn't had more pluck and ginger than common, it's a cinch you'd have lost out.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
He sleeps at night with his nose against th' shingled roof iv his little frame home an' dhreams iv cinch bugs.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
We'll cinch that 'strike' of dad's, and Hawley'll be so badly beaten he'll never know what struck him.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends | Stanley R. Matthews
We thought sure we had a cinch on the coin several hours ago!The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
British Dictionary definitions for cinch (1 of 2)
slang an easy task
slang a certainty
US and Canadian a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): girth
informal a firm grip
(often foll by up) US and Canadian to fasten a girth around (a horse)
(tr) informal to make sure of
(tr) informal to get a firm grip on
British Dictionary definitions for cinch (2 of 2)
a card game in which the five of trumps ranks highest
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