verb (used with object), cinc·tured, cinc·tur·ing.
- cinco de mayo,
- cinder block,
- cinder concrete,
- cinder cone,
- cinder patch
Origin of cincture
Examples from the Web for cincture
Yet there is no other cincture which will so beautifully express the grace of a lithe young figure.Kophetua the Thirteenth|Julian Corbett
He has not undressed, but has slept in his daily garb, with the cincture around his waist.The Blue-Grass Region of Kentucky|James Lane Allen
Each of us were drawn by him, she with the cincture of Venus, and I with the crescent of Dian.Ormond, Volume III (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
Yea, though every knight in the realm essayed to unfasten that cincture, it would not yield, except to one alone.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
He stood unarmed, except for the knife and war-axe swinging from crimson-beaded sheaths at his cincture.The Little Red Foot|Robert W. Chambers
Word Origin for cincture
1580s, from Latin cinctura "a girdle," from cinctus, past participle of cingere "to surround, encircle" (see cinch (n.)). The verb is recorded from 1757 (implied in Cinctured).