Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person who makes girdles
- a person or thing that girdles, or encircles
- ☆ any insect that cuts girdles in trees, esp. an American beetle (Oncideres cingulata) that lays its eggs in holes bored into twigs
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that makes girdles.
- Any of several insects that chew circular bands around twigs or stems in preparing a nesting site.