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cinch

1
US and Canadian a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position

cinch

2
a card game in which the five of trumps ranks highest
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lead pipe cinch

An easy type of joint used in fabricating pipe from elongated sheets of lead. First, the lead sheets are formed in a cylindrical shape with a flat overlap perpendicular to the cylinder; then, the flat overlap is folded over and crimped, thereby forming a sealed joint.
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I hypothesized that the breaking force would be less when the lock came into contact with the cinch stop, which would occur when cinched down on a leg of a moose or a smaller ungulate, thus increasing the chance of release.
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And although it may be easier to hike with the pack's straps cinched tightly around your waist, after a couple hours you'll have cramps in your abdomen, so keep them snug but not too tight.
And it is hard not to think of Robert Ryman when looking at Fisher's supple brown-linen supports, stretched on the bias, pinched and cinched and freed to extrude beyond the frames, as so much supplementary (though never superfluous) fabric.