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  1. That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
  2. A belt; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
  3. The zodiac; also, the equator.
  4. The line of greatest circumference of a w:Diamond cut, brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
  5. A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  6. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  7. A griddle.
    verb (girdl, ing)
    1. (transitive) To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
    2. (transitive) To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.
    Etymology: Old English gyrdel

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