Definition of engirdle in English:


Syllabification: en·gir·dle
Pronunciation: /enˈgərdl
(also engird)


[with object] literary
  • Surround; encircle: railroads engirdled this tract of country
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    • An hour's journey brought them to the bank of the river, which, dividing above it, engirdled the town, to reunite near the roadway that they followed.
    • Here, in addition to the eastern dome and south-eastern tower, we see a portion of this gallery as it engirdles the nave and the south transept walls.

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