encincture

[ en-singk-cher ]
/ ɛnˈsɪŋk tʃər /

verb (used with object), en·cinc·tured, en·cinc·tur·ing,

to gird or encompass with or as with a belt or girdle: A ring of hills encinctures the town.

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Origin of encincture

First recorded in 1805–15; en-1 + cincture
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