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1. A girth that binds a saddle, pack, or blanket to the body of a horse.
2. Archaic The fastening belt on a clerical cassock; a cincture.
[Middle English sursengle, from Old French surcengle : sur-, sur- + cengle, belt (from Latin cingula, from cingere, to gird; see cingulum).]
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a girth for a horse which goes around the body, used esp with a racing saddle
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the belt worn with a cassock
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to put a surcingle on or over (a horse)
[C14: from Old French surcengle, from sur- over + cengle a belt, from Latin cingulum]
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.
[1350–1400; Middle English surcengle < Middle French, =sur- sur-1 + cengle belt < Latin cingulum]
Past participle: surcingled