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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French cengle (Modern French sangle), from Late Latin cingula, from Latin cingulum (girdle), from cingere (to gird). Doublet of cinch.

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NounEdit

cingle (plural cingles)

  1. A kind of belt or other girdle.
    • 1990, Guy Davenport, The Drummer of the Eleventh North Devonshire Fusiliers:
      A triangle of arcs, her slip, flag red, and her friend with a swimmer’s back and saucery hollows in his solidly boxed buttocks was cupped into a gauze pouch and cingle.

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