Definition of girth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡɜːθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡɜːrθ//
    Equine sports
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the measurement around something, especially a person’s waist a man of enormous girth a tree one metre in girth/with a girth of one metre He rested his hands on his broad girth (= his large stomach).
  2. 2[countable] a narrow piece of leather or cloth that is fastened around the middle of a horse to keep the seat (called a saddle ) or a load in place See related entries: Equine sports
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in sense (2)): from Old Norse gjǫrth.
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