Definition of engirdle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡəːd(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈɡəːd(ə)l/
(also engird)


[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.

Words that rhyme with engirdle

curdle, girdle, hurdle, nurdle

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Line breaks: en|gir¦dle

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