girdle

(redirected from cincture)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

girdle

 [ger´d'l]
an encircling or confining structure.
pectoral girdle shoulder girdle.
pelvic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle (thoracic girdle) the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

gir·dle

(ger'dĕl), [TA]
A belt; a zone. Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum (1) [TA]
[A.S. gyrdel]

girdle

/gir·dle/ (gir´d'l) cingulum; an encircling structure or part; anything encircling a body.
pectoral girdle  shoulder g.
pelvic girdle  the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle , thoracic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

girdle

(gûr′dl)
n.
Anatomy The pelvic or pectoral girdle.

girdle

[gur′dəl]
any curved or circular structure, such as the hipline formed by the bones and related tissues of the pelvis.

gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
A belt; a zone. A structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum (1) [TA] .

girdle

The ring of bones at either the shoulder (shoulder girdle) or the pelvis (pelvic girdle) that, respectively, support the arms and the legs.

girdle

a bony structure to which the limbs of vertebrates are attached. See PECTORAL GIRDLE, PELVIC GIRDLE.

gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum [TA] .

girdle

an encircling or confining structure.

pelvic girdle
see pelvic girdle.
shoulder girdle
the incomplete bony ring made up of the scapulae, clavicles and coracoids (when present) sometimes incorporating the manubrium of the sternum. Called also pectoral or thoracic girdle.
References in periodicals archive ?
When I have my alb on with cincture," she told Patty, "I look like a sack of flour with a rope tied around.
She resented the drill sergeant depiction of "Sister," a stout bag of blue serge held together with the low-slung leather cincture and rosary, and barking like a St.
The object lower left is a cincture with spikes that could ruin your day when it girded your loins.
In December, Sevre-Duszynska purchased an alb and a red cincture from a Protestant supply house.
Before the blessing of the gifts, the vested priest, in the center for the last time, takes off his chasuble, his stole, his alb and cincture, his Roman collar.
Flavin was considered conservative until Bruskewitz arrived and drew the episcopal cincture even tighter.
Schutt, who has left a succession of pastors searching for an old cincture with which to garrote him, got this sabbatical on condition that he support himself while learning about marketing.
On ornamental cinctures in fourteenth-century dress, see Brooke 14-28.
Among its ruins, the palace's cinctures and vaults can be identified and it is estimated that it used to cover an area larger than is seen today.
Most of the old cinctures and constraints that used to exist-censorship of content is a blatant example - have been driven off the field.
by the stone cinctures of medieval or baroque fortifications, which