Origin of girdle
OTHER WORDS FROM girdlegir·dle·like, adjectivegir·dling·ly, adverbun·gir·dle, verb (used with object), un·gir·dled, un·gir·dling.
How to use girdle in a sentence
Each of these minarets was girdled, halfway up, by a narrow balcony.The Fire People|Ray Cummings
A brush-field girdled by a fence was passed, then a meadow, all golden in the sun.The Reckoning|Robert W. Chambers
In this method, trees are girdled with an ax and thereby weakened to such a degree that beetles are attracted to it.
He knows then that this tree was girdled by bark beetles very recently, probably during the previous summer.
It sank in Rhoda like the preaching of an end that was promise of a beginning, and girdled a distancing land of trouble.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith