surcingle definition by Webster's New World
- a strap passed around a horse's body to bind on a saddle, blanket, pack, etc.
- Historical the belt of a cassock
Origin: Middle English surcengle ; from Middle French ; from Old French sur-, sur- plush Classical Latin cingulum, a belt: see cingulum
surcingle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English sursengle, from Old French surcengle : sur-, sur- + cengle, belt (from Latin cingula, from cingere, to gird; see cingulum).
- surˈcinˌgle verb