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Meaning of CINCH

Pronunciation:  sinch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps
  2. [n]  any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
  3. [n]  stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  4. [v]  get a grip on; get mastery of
  5. [v]  make sure of
  6. [v]  tie a cinch around; "cinch horses"
 

CINCH is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: breeze, child's play, duck soup, girth, girth, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
 
 See Also: all fours, ascertain, assure, check, control, doddle, ensure, fasten, fix, harness, high-low-jack, insure, labor, master, project, saddlery, secure, see, see to it, stable gear, tack, task, undertaking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cinch\, n. [Sp. cincha, fr. L. cingere to gird.]
    1. A strong saddle girth, as of canvas. [West. U. S.]
    
    2. A tight grip. [Colloq.]
    
    
  2. \Cinch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cinched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Cinch"ing}.]
    1. To put a cinch upon; to girth tightly. [Western U. S.]
    
    2. To get a sure hold upon; to get into a tight place, as for
       forcing submission. [Slang, U. S.]
    
    
  3. \Cinch\, v. i.
    To perform the action of cinching; to tighten the cinch; --
    often with up. [Western U. S.]
    
    
  4. \Cinch\, n. [Cf. cinch a girth, a tight grip, as v., to
    get a sure hold upon; perh. so named from the tactics used in
    the game; also cf. Sp. cinco five (the five spots of the
    color of the trump being important cards).]
    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. \Cinch\, v. t.
    In the game of cinch, to protect (a trick) by playing a
    higher trump than the five.
    
    
 
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