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GIRD'LE, noun

1. A band or belt; something drawn round the waist of a person, and tied or buckled; as a girdle of fine lines; a leathern girdle

2. Inclosure; circumference.

3. The zodiac.

4. A round iron plate for baking.

5. Among jewelers, the line which encompasses the stone, parallel to the horizon.

GIRD'LE, verb transitive To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.

1. To inclose; to enrivon; to shut in.

2. In America, to make a circular incision, like a belt, through the bark and alburnum of a tree to kill it.

 

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