"A band or sash worn partly as a military and partly as a heraldic symbol. It passes round the waist as a girdle, or passes over the left shoulder and is brought down obliquely under the right arm, or is suspended from the right shoulder in such a way as to sustain a sword." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Baldrick

"A band or sash worn partly as a military and partly as a heraldic symbol. It passes round the waist…

That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle.

Belt

That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle.

A corset is a garment worn to mold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes. Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though women are more common wearers.

Corset Fastener

A corset is a garment worn to mold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical…

A close-fitting undergarment, often reinforced by stays, worn to support and shape the waistline, hips, and breasts.

Costume Corset

A close-fitting undergarment, often reinforced by stays, worn to support and shape the waistline, hips,…

The diamond is cut to show the stone's brilliance, creating different parts to the cut: table, crown, girdle, pavilion, culet.

Diamond Cut

The diamond is cut to show the stone's brilliance, creating different parts to the cut: table, crown,…

"The most singular of the <em>Callianiridae</em> is the Venus' Girdle, <em>Celestum Veneris</em>, which inhabits the Mediterranean, and which at first sight would be taken for any thing rather than a near relation of the globular <em>Cydippe</em>. In this curious creature the sides of the body are produced into a long ribbon, which sometimes attains the length of four or five feet; the mouth and digestive organs being, however, confined to their original position in the middle of he body." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Venus' girdle

"The most singular of the Callianiridae is the Venus' Girdle, Celestum Veneris, which…

This illustration shows the different methods of girdling trees: a, back girdled; b, girdled to heartwood; c, hack girdled and peeled; d, belt girdled.

Girdling Tree

This illustration shows the different methods of girdling trees: a, back girdled; b, girdled to heartwood;…

The French lady's girdle tassels is a12th century design. This shows the tassels of a girdle that terminate on the lower end of cords.

French Lady's Girdle Tassels

The French lady's girdle tassels is a12th century design. This shows the tassels of a girdle that terminate…

"Pectoral girdle and fin of a Teleost. br.o., branchial ossicles; c, coracoid; cl., clavicle; f.r., fin rays; p.cl., post clavicle; p.t., post temporal which unites with skull; sc., scapula; s.cl., supra-clavicle." &mdash; Galloway

Teleost

"Pectoral girdle and fin of a Teleost. br.o., branchial ossicles; c, coracoid; cl., clavicle; f.r.,…

"Zona, also called cingulum, a girdle or zone, worn about the loins by both sexes. The chief use of this article of dress was to hold up the tunic, which was more especially requisite to be done when persons wee at work, on a journey, or engaged in hunting." &mdash Smith; 1873

Zona

"Zona, also called cingulum, a girdle or zone, worn about the loins by both sexes. The chief use of…