- to gird; girdle
- to fasten with a girth
- to measure the girth of
Origin of girtMiddle English girten, variant, variety of girden: see gird
verbgirt·ed, girt·ing, girts
- To gird.
- To secure with a girth.
- To measure the girth of.
Origin of girtVariant of gird 1
Alteration of girth (“belt, circumference, brace”)
(third-person singular simple present girts, present participle girting, simple past and past participle girted)
From Middle English girten (“gird, encircle”)
- simple past tense and past participle of gird
- (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.