Definition of cincture :
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.
3. The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.
fastener (part of speech: noun)
hasp, cotter, brace, knitting, stay, anchor, bracket, nail, glue, hinge, spike, vinculum, lace, hitch, snap, tie, link, belt, paste, grapnel, hook, cinch, medium, coupling, stitch, fastening, middleman, guy, clinch, fuse, rivet, staple, thread, suture, cleat, connector, string, band, agent, chain, buckle, weld, seal, pin, catch, braid, lock, clasp, twine, hawser, rabbet, binding, ligament, clip, mediator, brad, clamp, fastener, latch, bonding, splice, zipper, closure, binder, bolt, skewer, tack, strap, knot, mucilage, bond, vise, button, go-between, cement
- Their ornaments consist of spiral rings of brass pendent from the ears, brass ring collars about the necks, and a spiral cincture of brass wire about their loins for the purpose of retaining their calf and goat skins, which are folded about their bodies, and, depending from the shoulder, shade one half of the bosom, and fall to the knees. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
- " In this island there was a village with a few inhabitants, called Emptor, which the sea, like a cincture of snow, not only encircled but appeared to bind. - "The Purgatory of St. Patrick", Pedro Calderon de la Barca.
- One sees at once how few straight streets there are- the Ricasoli standing out among them as the exception; and one realizes how the city has developed outside, with its boulevards where the walls once were, leaving the gates isolated, and its cincture of factories. - "A Wanderer in Florence", E. V. Lucas.