- a belt or girth that passes around the belly of a horse and over the blanket, pack, saddle, etc., and is buckled on the horse's back.
- a beltlike fastening for a garment, especially a cassock.
Origin of surcingle
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Historical Examples of surcingle
To this I was securely bound by a long strap resembling a surcingle.
It now occurred to me that the bandage, or surcingle, which enveloped me, was unique.
At last he began to back, and Ned and I let go of the surcingle.Phaeton Rogers
You intend cutting your surcingle and running away, little coward?The Purple Land
W. H. Hudson
The surcingle should lie neatly over the girths, and have an equal bearing with them.Riding for Ladies
W. A. Kerr
- a girth for a horse which goes around the body, used esp with a racing saddle
- the belt worn with a cassock
- to put a surcingle on or over (a horse)