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
Pan Am was once an imperial power in its own right, girdling the globe.
When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.
Two European carriers, Lufthansa and Air France/KLM, have been building world-girdling routes.
Severe ground fires may kill valuable timber by girdling the trees.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
To prevent rabbits and mice from girdling fruit-trees in winter, is very important to fruit-growers.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
Another common disease is known as the root disease, which eventually kills the tree by girdling it below the soil.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
The girdling effect of these galleries is the real cause of the death of the trees.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Meanwhile the Rutulians press round all the gates, dealing grim slaughter and girdling the walls with flame.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil