girt

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of girth (belt, circumference, brace)

Noun[edit]

girt (plural girts)

  1. A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English girten (gird, encircle)

Verb[edit]

girt (third-person singular simple present girts, present participle girting, simple past and past participle girted)

  1. To gird.
  2. To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  3. To measure the girth of.

Etymology 3[edit]

See gird

Verb[edit]

girt

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gird

Adjective[edit]

girt (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

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