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cinch

a saddle girth on an American stock saddle. Tightens with a knot on a ring instead of with straps and buckles.
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I hypothesized that the breaking force would be less when the lock came into contact with the cinch stop, which would occur when cinched down on a leg of a moose or a smaller ungulate, thus increasing the chance of release.
You will be the queen of the night in this cinched parachute jacket with fur collar by Julien Macdonald.
And it is hard not to think of Robert Ryman when looking at Fisher's supple brown-linen supports, stretched on the bias, pinched and cinched and freed to extrude beyond the frames, as so much supplementary (though never superfluous) fabric.
HE'S BACK: moustache trimmed, shirt pressed, belt cinched tight.
The decision was based on an agreement the two companies cinched at the end of January.