1 literary A girdle or belt.
- Standing back, she saw that his right hand was bandaged, and that he wore a long farm-knife under the cincture of his red-stained tunic.
- These tight-fitting cinctures compress and support the abdominal and lower back region while you lift.
- I thought of our pilgrimages out of the city, the slow tide of traffic to the shore or family visits, a cincture of security and welcome girding the suburbs and beyond.
Late 16th century (in the sense 'encircling or enclosure'): from Latin cinctura, from cinct- 'encircled', from the verb cingere.
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