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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A belt, band, or girth passing around the body of a horse and usually used to bind something (as a saddle or pack) fast to the horse's back.

Usage examples (33)
  • A blanket fastened on with a surcingle was the favorite seat.
  • “Thou maun do without horse-sheet and surcingle now, lad,” he said, addressing the animal;
  • "I want to dismount," said Frank; and he grasped the surcingle rope as the elephant sank jerkily to its knees.
  • He threw the stirrup over the top of the saddle and fished under the now quiet horse for her dangling surcingle. for more
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