Surcingle meaning

sûrsĭnggəl
(archaic) The fastening belt on a clerical cassock; a cincture.
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A strap passed around a horse's body to bind on a saddle, blanket, pack, etc.
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(historical) The belt of a cassock.
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A piece of tack wrapped around the belly of a horse, to use when longeing, also know as lungeing; (roller in UK and Australasia)
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A girdle to fasten a garment, especially a cassock.
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A girth that binds a saddle, pack, or blanket to the body of a horse.
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A long unpadded strap to pass over and keep in place a blanket, pack or saddle on an animal.
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Origin of surcingle

  • Middle English sursengle from Old French surcengle sur- sur- cengle belt (from Latin cingula) (from cingere to gird cingulum)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French surcengle, formed with sur (“over") and cengle (“girdle").

    From Wiktionary