[gahr-ter] /ˈgɑr tər/
Also called, British, sock suspender, suspender. an article of clothing for holding up a stocking or sock, usually an elastic band around the leg or an elastic strap hanging from a girdle or other undergarment.
a similar band worn to hold up a shirt sleeve.
a leather strap for passing through a loop at the back of a boot and buckling around the leg to keep the boot from slipping.
verb (used with object)
to fasten with a garter.
a band, usually of elastic, worn round the arm or leg to hold up a shirtsleeve, sock, or stocking
(US & Canadian)
have someone’s guts for garters, See gut (sense 10)
(transitive) to fasten, support, or secure with or as if with a garter
noun the Garter
See Order of the Garter
(sometimes not capital)
early 14c., from Old North French gartier “band just above or below the knee” (Old French jartier, 14c., Modern French jarretière), from garet “bend of the knee,” perhaps from Gaulish (cf. Welsh garr “leg”). Garter as the highest order of knighthood (mid-14c.), according to Froissart was established c.1344 by Edward III, though the usual story of how it came about is late (1614) and perhaps apocryphal. The verb is mid-15c., from the noun. Garter snake (U.S.) so called from resemblance to a ribbon. Garter belt first noticed 1913.
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