a belt or girdle.
something that surrounds or encompasses as a girdle does; a surrounding border: The midnight sky had a cincture of stars.
(on a classical column) a fillet at either end of a shaft, especially one at the lower end.: Compare orle (def. 3b).
the act of girding or encompassing.
to gird with or as if with a cincture; encircle; encompass.
- un·cinc·tured, adjective
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How to use cincture in a sentence
It stands in marked contrast with the of the valiant Lycians, whose short and spare tunic required no cincture to confine it.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
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
Their only covering was a cincture or apron of green leaves; they were gaily painted, some one colour and some another.Heroines That Every Child Should Know | Various
He knotted the cincture around his middle and thrust his hands into the pockets, turning to me for approval.Astounding Stories, June, 1931 | Various
The shore line drew a cincture of pines across the broad base, where it faded unreal into the mist.Mount Rainier | Various
British Dictionary definitions for cincture
something that encircles or surrounds, esp a belt, girdle, or border
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