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girt

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[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /
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verb
a simple past tense and past participle of gird1.
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Other definitions for girt (2 of 4)

girt2
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

verb (used with object)
an uncommon variant of gird1 (def. 1).

Other definitions for girt (3 of 4)

girt3
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

noun, verb (used with object)
a variant of girth.

Other definitions for girt (4 of 4)

girt4
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

noun
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.
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.

Origin of girt

4
First recorded in 1555–65; alteration of girth
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British Dictionary definitions for girt (1 of 2)

girt1
/ (ɡɜːt) /

verb
a past tense and past participle of gird 1
adjective
nautical moored securely to prevent swinging

British Dictionary definitions for girt (2 of 2)

girt2
/ (ɡɜːt) /

verb
(tr) to bind or encircle; gird
to measure the girth of (something)
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