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View synonyms for girt

girt

1

[ gurt ]

verb

  1. a simple past tense and past participle of gird 1.


girt

2

[ gurt ]

verb (used with object)

  1. an uncommon variant of gird 1( def 1 ).

girt

3

[ gurt ]

noun

  1. a variant of girth.

girt

4

[ gurt ]

noun

  1. Carpentry.
    1. a timber or plate connecting the corner posts of an exterior wooden frame, as a braced frame, at a floor above the ground floor.
    2. a heavy beam, as for supporting the ends of rafters.
  2. Printing. (in certain hand presses) one of a pair of leather straps having one end fastened to the bed and the other to the rounce, for drawing the bed under the platen.

girt

1

/ ɡɜːt /

verb

  1. tr to bind or encircle; gird
  2. to measure the girth of (something)


girt

2

/ ɡɜːt /

verb

  1. a past tense and past participle of gird 1

adjective

  1. nautical moored securely to prevent swinging
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Word History and Origins

Origin of girt1

First recorded in 1555–65; alteration of girth
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Example Sentences

Nevertheless, he was girt with a sword in a ragged scabbard hanging from a frayed and shabby belt of leather.

He wore a gray hermit's cloak, and beneath that a rude, dirty cassock, girt With a cord.

Rapallo itself, as you find on your first morning, is beautiful, chiefly by reason of its sea-girt tower.

When the campaign of 1793 opened she was girt in along her whole frontier by a ring of foes.

In Darley church-yard, near Matlock in Derbyshire, is a yew tree, thirty-three feet in girt.

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