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 (loin′klôth′, -klŏth′)
A strip of cloth worn around the loins.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of cloth worn round the loins. Also called: breechcloth
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(ˈlɔɪnˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n., pl. -cloths (-ˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs)
a cloth worn around the loins or hips.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loincloth - a garment that provides covering for the loins
dhoti - a long loincloth worn by Hindu men
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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مِئْزَر يُشَد على الخَصْر
bederní zástěrka
bederná zásterka


[ˈlɔɪnklɒθ] Ntaparrabo m, taparrabos m inv
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[ˈlɔɪnklɒθ] npagne m
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nLendenschurz m
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(loin) noun
the back of an animal when cut into pieces for food.
ˈloincloth noun
a piece of cloth worn round the hips, especially in India.
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References in classic literature ?
He shall be no naked beast of the jungle, but shall wear a loincloth and copper anklets, and, perchance, a ring in his nose, for he is to be reared by men--a tribe of savage cannibals.
Only short months before this head had been alive, he pondered, quick with wit, attached to a two-legged body that stood erect and that swaggered about, a loincloth and a belted automatic around its middle, more powerful, therefrom, than Bashti, but with less wit, for had not he, Bashti, with an ancient pistol, put darkness inside that skull where wit resided, and removed that skull from the soddenly relaxed framework of flesh and bone on which it had been supported to tread the earth and the deck of the Arangi?
There were trade watches, clasp knives, amazing assortments of fish-hooks in packages, plug tobacco, matches, and gorgeous strips of cotton for loincloths all around.
The Aorai swung out a boat smartly, into which sprang half a dozen brown-skinned sailors clad only in scarlet loincloths. They took the oars, while in the stern sheets, at the steering sweep, stood a young man garbed in the tropic white that marks the European.
"If they're looking at the loincloth then I'm not doing my job properly."
In the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, taekwondo's Kirstie Elaine Alora served as flag-bearer, following volleyball ace Alyssa Valdez in 2015 in Singapore and wrestler Jason Balabal in 2013 in Myanmar, where the native of Ifugao wore a "bahag" (loincloth garment) in the opening rites.
I'm looking forward to breathing new life into Pharaoh and I'm so relieved he doesn't wear a loincloth!"
"From coat to langot (loincloth), jeans to Indian kurta-pyjama and sarees, every attire of the Indian culture would be available here," he told media at the event.Ramdev said the aim was to make people of India get rid of foreign products and shift to `Swadeshi` (Made in India) goods manufactured by Patanjali," Tijarawala had earlier said.
It concerns the depiction of Aquarius on a Soviet stamp--one that shows the zodiacal water-bearer quite untraditionally swathed in a kind of loincloth.
Particular praise must go to the man painted head-to-toe in gold, with only a Tarzan-esque loincloth to cover the shred of dignity he had left, who masqueraded up and down the stage with enthusiastic vigour.
"It's my first time outside of the Philippines and I took five planes to get here," said Julius, 23, sporting only a loincloth and the metal gong with which he and two other tribe members had entranced their audience.