surcingle


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sur·cin·gle

 (sûr′sĭng′gəl)
n.
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).]

sur′cin′gle v.

surcingle

(ˈsɜːˌsɪŋɡəl)
n
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
vb
(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]

sur•cin•gle

(ˈsɜrˌsɪŋ gəl)

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.
[1350–1400; Middle English surcengle < Middle French, =sur- sur-1 + cengle belt < Latin cingulum]

surcingle


Past participle: surcingled
Gerund: surcingling

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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References in classic literature ?
To this I was securely bound by a long strap resembling a surcingle.
The surcingle enveloped my limbs and body close in all directions -- save in the path of the destroying crescent.
Observing that I remained without motion, one or two of the boldest leaped upon the frame-work, and smelt at the surcingle.
It was a magnificent animal--a great bay stallion with a white-blazed face and white forelegs to the knees, its barrel encircled by a broad surcingle of white; and as it came to a sudden stop beside Tan, the Englishman saw that it bore a man and a girl--a tall man and a girl as beautiful as Co-Tan.
One end is attached to the broad surcingle, which fastens together the complicated gear of the recado, or saddle used in the Pampas; the other is terminated by a small ring of iron or brass, by which a noose can be formed.
They were dark bays with blazed faces and perfect surcingles of white about their barrels.
A bacon slab a-boiled black in oil every day Ain't as soggy as the surcingle he folds whatever way He wants to, heck it always has sprung back Like a flapping magic bird pulled from his riggin' sack,
Andrew Tinkler was given a one-day ban (February 23) for weighing in without a surcingle after riding Mad Dog Road in Lough Derg Walk's race while amateur jockey Wayne Hogg was given 10 days after Black Jack Rover's race for failing to pull up his mount On The Vine when lame.
The man on the left has double lunging reins extending from the horse's bit, which is common lunging practice, but these reins are attached to the surcingle around the horse's belly and are thus deployed to fix the horse's head and neck carriage unnaturally, winching in the neck into a tight arch, redolent of a stallion asserting himself.
surcingle Kempton hypocrites There seemed to be an awful lot of hypocrites training and riding the many runners in the eight low-quality, undertariff races at Kempton last night.
He wore a surcingle for the first time last week and accepted it like he has everything else.
The rider and saddle, a pair of valises with overcoat, on top of which was a blanket picquet cape, heel rope, heel peg and surcingle, two nets of hay and a nosebag of oats; a mess tin and a shoe pocket with two shoes and nails.