Cinc"ture (?), n. [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.]

1.

A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb.

2.

That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure.

"Within the cincture of one wall."

Bacon.

3. Arch.

The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.

 

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