Saddle girth

a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place.

See also: Saddle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Horsfall, who owned Ottiwell's mill at Marsden, was an officer in the Huddersfield Volunteers who had fortified the building, mounted a cannon above its gate and declared he was quite prepared to "ride up to his saddle girth in Luddite blood" rather than give in to intimidation.
In 1938 he expanded to Rome and then globally as his trademark (the two Gs, and the striped webbing derived from a saddle girth) began to appear on everything from lighters and luggage to pens, perfurnes, clothes, accessories and shoes.
Petite Christine, 47, who sports 36 DD cups, got caught up in the saddle girth as she slipped from the horse's back after a day's outing near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.