Definitions for "Girdle"
That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.
A thin bed or stratum of stone.
Keywords:  encircle, cambium, bark, chiton, canker
To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.
to cut through the bark and growing layer (cambium) all around the trunk of a tree.
To kill a woody plant by removing bark in a ring around the trunk.
See Cincture.
A close fitting undergarment, elasticized &/or boned, that extends from the waist to below the hips. (Think of the bottom half of a corset.) Often it had detachable garters. Now called a 'shaper' or 'shapewear.' The vintage ones are quite sought after, as are the ones made in the ‘classic' styles with modern fabrics.
A white cord, tied around the waist over the Alb. Also known as a Cincture. Black girdles are sometimes worn over the cassock.
The part of the diatom frustule seperating the epivalve and the hypovalve. A this girdle makes a diatom coin like in cross-section, whereas a thick girdle makes a diatom look like a drum.
Transverse groove in dinoflagellates containing flagellum; in diatoms the region of frustule overlap.
(I,II) [hoop] Figs 5C, 17-19 The part of the frustule between the epivalve and the hypovalve, consisting of the epicingulum and the hypocingulum. In Chaetoceros, the girdle is composed of numerous bands, but these are almost always too lightly silicified to see in the light microscope without special preparation (e.g. hyrax mounts).
Keywords:  silken, caterpillar, loins, pupa, twig
put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
Silken harness spun by some caterpillars to suspend itself from a vertical surface
The girdle is a silken thread that a caterpillar wraps around its body as a support, attaching the larva to a twig or leaf as it is about to enter the pupa stage.
a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
a garment designed to smooth and flatten the wearers tummy and buttocks
a garment that most people's grandmothers are familiar with, but is probably more familiar as stomach and thigh control pants nowadays
Keywords:  clitellus, earthworm
The clitellus of an earthworm.
a ring of bones which may be complete or incomplete.
The anchoring and supporting bones linking vertebrate limbs to the trunk.
pelvic and pectoral girdles are the portion of vertebrate skeletons made up of the pelvic bones (pelvic girdle) and the scapula and clavicle (pectoral girdle).
A large principal beam or stell, reinforced concrete, wood, or combination of these, used to support other structual members at isolated points along its length
A large principal beam made of steel, reinforced concrete, wood or combination of these, used to support other structural members at isolated points along its length.
Keywords:  griddle
A griddle.
Keywords:  crucifix, belt, sash, bind, rope
To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
See Belt.
rope belt, with attached crucifix.
Keywords:  zodiac, equator
The zodiac; also, the equator.
a piece of functional underwear, and, as such, should be comfortable all day, every day
Keywords:  pan, cast, iron, large
a large cast iron pan
Keywords:  duty, heavy, racing, bearing, main
A heavy-duty, main-bearing support for a racing engine.