Cincture Cinc"ture, n. [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.] 1. A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb. [1913 Webster]

2. That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure. ``Within the cincture of one wall.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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