- a strap passed around a horse's body to bind on a saddle, blanket, pack, etc.
- Historical the belt of a cassock
Origin of surcingleMiddle English surcengle from Middle French from Old French sur-, sur- + Classical Latin cingulum, a belt: see cingulum
- A girth that binds a saddle, pack, or blanket to the body of a horse.
- Archaic The fastening belt on a clerical cassock; a cincture.
Origin of surcingleMiddle English sursengle from Old French surcengle sur- sur- cengle belt ( from Latin cingula ) ( from cingere to gird ; see cingulum . )
From Old French surcengle, formed with sur (“over") and cengle (“girdle").