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sur·cin·gle  audio  (sûrsnggl) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A girth that binds a saddle, pack, or blanket to the body of a horse.
  2. Archaic The fastening belt on a clerical cassock; a cincture.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English sursengle, from Old French surcengle : sur-, sur- + cengle, belt (from Latin cingula, from cingere, to gird; see cingulum)

OTHER FORMS:
surcingle(Verb)


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