1. (n.) A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.

2. (n.) The measure round the body, as at the waist or belly; the circumference of anything.

3. (n.) A small horizontal brace or girder.

4. (v. t.) To bind as with a girth.

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