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Definition of girth noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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 yard in girth/with a girth of one yard 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 asaddle) or a load in place
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: girth