Garter definition

gärtər
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An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock.
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A suspender strap with a fastener attached to a girdle or belt to hold up a stocking or sock.
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An elasticized band worn around the arm to keep the sleeve pushed up.
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The badge of the Order of the Garter.
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The order itself.
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Membership in the order.
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To fasten and hold with a garter.
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To put a garter on.
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An elastic band, or a fastener suspended from a band, girdle, etc., for holding a stocking or sock in position.
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An elastic band formerly worn to keep a shirt sleeve pushed up.
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The badge of the Order of the Garter.
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The order itself.
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Membership in it.
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To bind, support, or fasten with or as with a garter.
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A band worn around the leg to hold up a sock or stocking.
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(heraldry) A bendlet.
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To fasten with a garter.
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Other Word Forms

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