girth

Part of speech: noun

A band for fastening a pack or saddle to a horse's back.

Part of speech: noun

Anything that girds or binds.

Part of speech: noun

The circumference of an object.

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Usage examples "girth":

  1. To have got into a safer situation he would have climbed the tree; but it happened to be a poplar, without a branch for many feet from the ground, and of too great a girth to be " embraced." - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. His house like all the old time dwellings was built on simple lines, the three great roof- logs each of single trees, upheld by posts of ample girth. - "Indian Legends of Vancouver Island", Alfred Carmichael.
  3. Indeed, he was now giving his whole attention to the broken girth, and she could only await the result of his examination. - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.