Garter Definition

gärtər
garters
noun
garters
An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock.
American Heritage
An elastic band, or a fastener suspended from a band, girdle, etc., for holding a stocking or sock in position.
Webster's New World
An elastic band formerly worn to keep a shirt sleeve pushed up.
Webster's New World
The badge of the Order of the Garter.
Webster's New World
The order itself.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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verb
garters
To bind, support, or fasten with or as with a garter.
Webster's New World
To put a garter on.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Garter

Noun

Singular:
garter
Plural:
garters

Origin of Garter

  • Middle English band to support socks from Old North French gartier from garet bend of the knee probably of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French gartier, jartier, from garet, jaret. Cognate with French jarretière.

    From Wiktionary

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