from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The girdle of a Jewish priest or officer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish antiquity, a girdle of fine linen worn by priests. Also called abanet.
- n. In surgery, a bandage resembling a Jewish priest's girdle.
From Hebrew אבנט ("girdle, belt"). (Wiktionary)