Definitions for garterˈgɑr tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a device for holding up a stocking or sock, usu. an elastic band worn around the leg or an elastic strap hanging from an undergarment.
a similar band worn to hold up a shirt sleeve.
Brit. (cap.) the badge of the Order of the Garter. the Order itself.
(v.t.)to fasten with a garter.
Origin of garter:
1300–50; ME < ONF gartier, der. of garet the bend of the knee < Celtic
a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
fasten with or as if with a garter
A band worn around the leg to hold up a sock or stocking.
to fasten with a garter
Origin: From gartier, jartier, from garet, jaret. Cognate with jarretière.
a band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg
the distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself
same as Bendlet
to bind with a garter
to invest with the Order of the Garter
Garters are articles of clothing: narrow bands of fabric fastened about the leg, used to keep up stockings, and sometimes socks. Normally just a few inches in width, they are usually made of leather or heavy cloth, and adorned with small bells and/or ribbons. In the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, they were tied just below the knee, where the leg was slenderest, to keep the stocking from slipping. The advent of elastic has made them less necessary from this functional standpoint, although they are still often worn for fashion. Garters are worn by men and women.
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