What is girdle?

  • (noun): A woman's close-fitting foundation garment.
    Synonyms: corset, stays
    See also — Additional definitions below


A girdle is a garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn often for support. The word girdle originally meant a belt. In modern English, the term girdle is most commonly used for a form of women's foundation wear that replaced the corset in popularity. In sports, a girdle may be similar to compression shorts.

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Keying Out Mopalia Hindsii - Girdle
... surface Does not cover more than 2/3 of each plate Dorsal surface of girdle has hairs not granules or scales Girdle a uniform thickness, not thicker at anterior end Anterior end of ...
Girdle - Vestment and Iconography
... As a liturgical vestment, the girdle, also known as a cincture, is a long, rope-like cord tied around the waist over the alb ... In the Vajrayana iconography of the Hevajra Tantra, the 'girdle' (Tib ... The iconography of the girdle (or bone apron and belt ) in Vajrayana iconography developed from one of the items of vestment adorning the Mahasiddha ...
Pelvic Girdle Pain - Classification
... It is now referred to as Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain that may incorporate the following conditions Diastasis of the Symphysis Pubis(DSP) Symphysis pubis dysfunction(SPD) Pelvic Joint ...
Golden Girdle Of Gaea
... The Golden Girdle of Gaea is a fictional object depicted in the DC Comics book Wonder Woman ... It is based on the mythological girdle stolen by Heracles as part of his Twelve Labors ...
Tonicella Lokii - Similar Species
... but does not have radiating bands on the girdle ... also very similar but does not have the radiating bands on the girdle and also lacks a dark border to the concentric blue lines on the anterior plate ... similar due to its bright blue wavy lines on the valves and its radiating bands on the girdle, but differs in having a hairy girdle ...

More definitions of "girdle":

  • (noun): An encircling or ringlike structure.
  • (verb): Cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients.
    Example: "Girdle the plant"
    Synonyms: deaden
  • (verb): Put a girdle on or around.
    Synonyms: gird

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