Definitions for: Cinch

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

Cinch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cinched; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.]

Cinch, v. i.
To perform the action of cinching; to tighten the cinch; --
often with up. [Western U. S.]

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.

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

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

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