Last modified on 16 August 2014, at 00:17

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alteration of girth (belt, circumference, brace)

NounEdit

girt (plural girts)

  1. A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English girten (gird, encircle)

VerbEdit

girt (third-person singular simple present girts, present participle girting, simple past and past participle girted)

  1. To gird.
  2. To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  3. To measure the girth of.

Etymology 3Edit

See gird

VerbEdit

girt

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gird

AdjectiveEdit

girt (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

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