What is Girdling?

Girdling definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

a lightweight undergarment, worn especially by women, often partly or entirely of elastic or boned, for supporting and giving a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks.
a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist.
anything that encircles, confines, or limits.
Jewelry. the edge or narrow band between the upper and lower facets of a gem.
Anatomy. the bony framework that unites the upper or lower extremities to the axial skeleton.
Architecture. an ornamental band, especially one surrounding the shaft of a column.
a ring made about a tree trunk, branch, etc., by removing a band of bark.