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 (loin′klôth′, -klŏth′)
A strip of cloth worn around the loins.


(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of cloth worn round the loins. Also called: breechcloth


(ˈlɔɪnˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n., pl. -cloths (-ˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs)
a cloth worn around the loins or hips.
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"
مِئْزَر يُشَد على الخَصْر
bederní zástěrka
bederná zásterka


[ˈlɔɪnklɒθ] Ntaparrabo m, taparrabos m inv


[ˈlɔɪnklɒθ] npagne m


nLendenschurz m


(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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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?
In more modern periods, men wore knee-length shirts, loincloths or kilts made of linen, and leather loincloths, according to data published by the Canadian Museum of History website.
Eight well-oiled and heavily-tattooed beefcakes in leather loincloths - and little else - pit themselves against one another while their bikini-clad girlfriends cheer them on.
In the 16th century, Daniele da Volterra was scorned by contemporary artists for agreeing to paint loincloths on Michelangelo's nudes in the Sistine Chapel.
Local television footage showed Ho Van Thanh, 82, and his son, Ho Van Lang, 42, emerge bedraggled from the remote mountainous region on Wednesday in an emaciated condition, wearing loincloths made from tree bark.
Thanh, 82, and 41-year-old Lang, who wore loincloths made out of tree bark, were found after a five-hour search.
If the collection is anything to go by, get ready to see men dressed in printed leggings, unstructured overcoats and most surprisingly, loincloths with target marks and warrior portraits printed all over them.
Tobs, as any visitor to Sudan or for that matter anybody lightly educated in the common dress of its womenfolk well knows, are not loincloths.
A group of eight students showed up for their big day wearing bright shirts and white loincloths, which was not well received by the school management.