Definition of surcingle in English:

surcingle

noun

  • A wide strap which runs over the back and under the belly of a horse, used to keep a rug or other equipment in place.

    • ‘This girth rope reminded me of a vaulter's surcingle and the riders buy their own ropes for competition.’
    • ‘Horses were placed in stocks wearing a bridle with a flash noseband and surcingle.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French surcengle, based on cengle girth, from Latin cingula, from cingere gird.

Pronunciation:

surcingle

/ˈsəːsɪŋɡ(ə)l/