A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.
The measure around any object, such as a body at the waist or belly, or a box ; the circumference of anything; as, in order to be acceptable for mailing, the total of height and girth of a package must not exceed 63 inches.
hoop/band The strips of segmental armour that encompasses the wearer's trunk. See also the section on the technical terminology of segmental body armour.
The circumference of a shoe last, as measured around the ball of the foot.
A measurement taken around the circumference of the foot at a specific point. The girths are traditionally most often taken are at the joints or ball of the foot (i.e., the widest part of the foot at the hinge where the metatarsal bones touch the ground level), the waist (which is about an inch behind the joints), which is sometimes referred to as the low instep (although some people place the low instep an inch behind the waist), the instep or high instep is the highest point of the instep, where the bump at the top of the instep protrudes. There is also a girth measurement called the "hass", which is behind the high instep, and is the highest point of the foot, where it merges with the shin, but this is not universally used (and isn't important for measuring for below the ankle shoes). Finally, there is the ankle, the short heel (the high instep to around the heel), and the long heel (the base of the heel to the high instep).
Distance around body behind elbows and over withers; may be used as a reasonably accurate estimate of weight.
A band that passes underneath a horse to hold a saddle in place; the area behind the front legs extending underneath the horse.
Belly band – strap around horse's body (heart girth) just behind front legs, which holds saddle or harness in place.
the band wrapped around a horse's body to prevent the saddle from slipping.
(i) The circumference of the body measured from behind the withers around the barrel. (ii) Means by which an English saddle is secured to the horse, which attaches to the saddle on one side, running under the barrel just behind the legs to the other side. Called a cinch in Western Riding.
the distance around a person's body
stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
tie a cinch around; "cinch horses"
Circumference of the horse measured from behind the withers
Elastic band that goes around the torso of a horse and holds the saddle on.
A special saddle-girth (belly-band) wrapped round the horse body between the withers and elbow, with two fixed handrails for the performer to hold during voltiging. This fixture is used for trick riding.
The circumference of a Bonsai tree measured at its widest point or at just above the root base.
The circumference of a kayak or other boat's hull at its widest point.
An elastic and leather band, sometimes covered with sheepskin, that passes under a horse's belly and is connected to both sides of the saddle.
a measure around a part of the body (or around an extremity)
The measurement of the circumference of the penis.
a band or strap that encircles the body of an animal to fasten something, as a saddle, on its back
The circumference of the hull at its widest section.
A measurement around a 3-dimensional object.
a piece of tack which holds an english saddle in place by attaching to the billets on either side of the saddle and running under the heartgirth of the horse; may be made of leather, nylon, webbing, or other man-made materials
the measurement around the widest part of the foot, at the metatarsals at the ball of the foot
the strap placed around the horse's belly to keep the saddle in place.
Another name for the cinch, usually used by English riders.
Related Article The distance around a tree; the circumference.
(3) The measure around an object.
The circumference of a horse's body, measured from behind the withers around the barrel; the strap that holds down the saddle (saddle girth).
Girth is the circumference of a cylindrical object, such as a tree trunk.
A girth is a piece of equipment for riding a horse, used to keep the saddle in place. It encircles the barrel of the equine, and attaches to the billets (girth tabs) of the saddle on either side. Girths are used on English-type saddles, while western saddles uses a girth equivalent called a cinch.