verb[with object] literary
Surround; encircle: railways engirdled this tract of country
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of engirdle in:
- The US English dictionary