Definition of Cinch

1. Noun. Any undertaking that is easy to do. "Marketing this product will be no picnic"

Exact synonyms: Breeze, Child's Play, Duck Soup, Picnic, Piece Of Cake, Pushover, Snap, Walkover
Specialized synonyms: Doddle
Generic synonyms: Labor, Project, Task, Undertaking
Derivative terms: Breeze, Walk Over

2. Verb. Tie a cinch around. "Cinch horses"
Exact synonyms: Girth
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Girth

3. Noun. Stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place.
Exact synonyms: Girth
Group relationships: Harness
Generic synonyms: Saddlery, Stable Gear, Tack
Derivative terms: Girth

4. Verb. Make sure of.

5. Noun. A form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps.
Generic synonyms: All Fours, High-low-jack

6. Verb. Get a grip on; get mastery of.
Generic synonyms: Control, Master

Definition of Cinch

1. n. A strong saddle girth, as of canvas.

2. v. t. To put a cinch upon; to girth tightly.

3. v. i. To perform the action of cinching; to tighten the cinch; -- often with up.

4. n. A variety of auction pitch in which a draw to improve the hand is added, and the five of trumps (called right pedro) and the five of the same color (called left pedro, and ranking between the five and the four of trumps) each count five on the score. Fifty-one points make a game. Called also double pedro and high five.

5. v. t. In the game of cinch, to protect (a trick) by playing a higher trump than the five.

Definition of Cinch

1. Noun. A simple saddle girth used in Mexico. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) Something that is very easy to do. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) A firm hold. ¹

4. Verb. To bring to certain conclusion. ¹

5. Verb. To tighten down. ¹

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Definition of Cinch

1. to girth [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: girth

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Literary usage of Cinch

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1. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"The cinch or girth consisted of a broad band of small ropes usually plaited ... On the right side the cinch was securely fastened to the saddle ring by the ..."

2. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1921)
"126 A LEAD PIPE cinch —WHY WIPE A JOINT? JH SCHALEK, MANUFACTURERS LIGHT & HEAT Co., PITTSBURGH, PA. Remember how, when you were younger, you watched the ..."

3. Handbook for Rangers & Woodsmen by Jay Laird Burgess Taylor (1916)
"Tightening the cinch.—The front cinch of a double-rigged saddle is fastened first. To do this, the left hand is thrust beneath the animal's body, the cinch ..."

4. A Manual of Examinations: Upon Anatomy and Physiology, Surgery, Practice of by John Livingston Ludlow (1846)
"R cinch, pv. gi. Camph. 3i. M. Ft. Pulv. 41. To dress hospital gan grene. 42. ... 46. To be sprinkled on scrofulous ulcers. [J Pv. cinch. ..."

5. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"... he struck off into one of the little cattle trails with which the mountains abound, laughing the while like a boy to discover how cinch ..."

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