from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pelvic arch or girdle. See girdle.
  • n. The sword-belt of the latter part of the fourteenth century, which passed diagonally from the waist on the right side and behind to the left hip: so named to distinguish it from the earlier sword-belt, which fitted closely around the waist. Also called hip-belt.


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