- n an encircling or ringlike structure
- n a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
- n a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
- v cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
girdle the plant
- v put a girdle on or around
- Munsingwear feels the pinchInventor Knut Bjorn-Larsen might not have hollered "Eureka!" when he developed a garterless girdle back in 1965.
- Josh Quittner enlists his daughters to judge a girdle-off between two new products that are, essentially, Spanx for men.
- Half of all the bras and girdles sold in West Germany are made by Triumph in its 65 domestic plants, and the company satisfies a growing export market from 15 factories abroad.
- Betty Friedan in Los Angeles Times
As January Jones, who plays Draper's wife, Betty, noted, "when you take the girdle off at the end of the day, everything sort of falls."
- Toby Gerhart in San Jose Mercury News
You're basically there in your girdle, walking the stage,Gerhart joked. "The interviews are supposed to be really intense. You sit down in a room with the owner and the general manager and the coach and the position coach and the team...
- Gwyneth Paltrow in Starpulse.com (blog)
Paltrow says, "They are awful. It's been five months and I'm still wearing a girdle."