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verb (used with object), en·gir·dled, en·gir·dling.
  1. to engird.
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Origin of engirdle

First recorded in 1595–1605; en-1 + girdle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Then I beheld, spread out before me, the greater part of Greece, together with the countless islands that engirdle it.

    Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena

    H. J. Mozans

  • If you choose, plant the foot of the ladder in a fiery test and engirdle each round with a forest of thorns.

    The Hindered Hand

    Sutton E. Griggs

  • Why engirdle its waist in warmth and cordage, and expose its feet to every storm and frost, to mud and snow?

  • If it is left till then, one can only engirdle the whole thing with a soft tarred rope and sling it up somehow or anyhow.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll