Definitions for "Surcingle"
Keywords:  girth, saddle, fastens, horse, blanket
A belt, band, or girth which passes over a saddle, or over anything laid on a horse's back, to bind it fast.
The girdle of a cassock, by which it is fastened round the waist.
Webbing strap which passes around the horse's barrel. Can be used to attach side reins to when lunging young horses. Show jumpers, jockeys and eventers use them over the saddle as an added precaution against the girth breaking. Also used over blankets/rugs.
A "bellyband" of strong fabric wrapped around the baby's body to support the abdomen and suppress the navel, a surcingle was often satin covered.