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surcingle

[ sur-sing-guhl ]
/ ˈsɜrˌsɪŋ gəl /
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noun

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.

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Origin of surcingle

1350–1400; Middle English surcengle<Middle French, equivalent to sur-sur-1 + cengle belt <Latin cingulum;see cingulum
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British Dictionary definitions for surcingle

surcingle
/ (ˈsɜːˌsɪŋɡəl) /

noun

a girth for a horse which goes around the body, used esp with a racing saddle
the belt worn with a cassock

verb

to put a surcingle on or over (a horse)
C14: from Old French surcengle, from sur- over + cengle a belt, from Latin cingulum
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