Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

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Synonyms of Cincture

girdle, sash, waistband, waistcloth

Alternate forms of Cincture

Hyponyms: cummerbund

Hypernyms: band

Origin of the word Cincture

  1. 1580s, from L. cinctura "girdle," from cinctus, pp. of cingere "to gird," The verb is recorded from 1757. more

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