surcingle [sʉr′siŋ΄gəl]
[ME surcengle < MFr < OFr sur-,SUR-1 + L cingulum, a belt: see CINGULUM]
1. a strap passed around a horse's body to bind on a saddle, blanket, pack, etc.
2. Historical the belt of a cassock

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  • Surcingle — Sur cin gle, n. [OE. sursengle, OF. sursangle. See {Sur }, and {Cingle}, {Shingles}.] 1. A belt, band, or girth which passes over a saddle, or over anything laid on a horse s back, to bind it fast. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) The girdle of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surcingle — a girth for a horse, late 14c., from O.Fr. surcengle, from sur over + cengle a girdle, from L. cingulum girth (see CINCH (Cf. cinch)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Surcingle — A surcingle is a strap made of leather or leather like synthetic materials such as nylon or neoprene, sometimes with elastic, that fastens around a horse s girth area. A surcingle may be used for ground training, some types of in hand exhibition …   Wikipedia

  • surcingle — noun Etymology: Middle English sursengle, from Anglo French surcengle, from sur + cengle girdle, from Latin cingulum more at cingulum Date: 14th century 1. a belt, band, or girth passing around the body of a horse to bind a saddle or pack fast to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surcingle — /serr sing geuhl/, n. 1. a belt or girth that passes around the belly of a horse and over the blanket, pack, saddle, etc., and is buckled on the horse s back. 2. a beltlike fastening for a garment, esp. a cassock. [1350 1400; ME surcengle < MF,… …   Universalium

  • surcingle — noun a) a long unpadded strap to pass over and keep in place a blanket, pack or saddle on an animal b) a piece of tack wrapped around the belly of a horse, to use when longeing, also know as lungeing; (roller in UK and Australasia) Syn: roller …   Wiktionary

  • surcingle — sur·cin·gle || sÉœr‚sɪŋgl / sɜː n. belt or band that passes around the stomach of a horse to hold a saddle or pack in place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surcingle — [ sə:sɪŋg(ə)l] noun a wide strap which runs over the back and under the belly of a horse, used to keep a rug or other equipment in place. Origin ME: from OFr. surcengle, based on cengle girth , from L. cingula, from cingere gird …   English new terms dictionary

  • surcingle — n. Girth, girt, girdle, belt, band …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • surcingle — sur·cin·gle …   English syllables

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