Meaning of surcingle

sur•cin•gle

Pronunciation: (sûr'sing"gul), [key]
— 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, esp. a cassock.
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