Girdle Gir"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Girdled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Girdling}.] 1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in. [1913 Webster]

Those sleeping stones, That as a waist doth girdle you about. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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