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
Origin: [OE. gartier, F. jarretire, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See Garrote.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gär′tėr, n. a band used to tie the stocking to the leg: the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter.—v.t. to bind with a garter.—Garter king-of-arms, the chief herald of the Order of the Garter. [O. Fr. gartier (Fr. jarretière)—O. Fr. garet (Fr. jarret), the ham of the leg, prob. Celt. as Bret. gar, the shank of the leg.]
The numerical value of garter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of garter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's like being a Knight of the Garter. It's an honor, but it doesn't hold up anything.
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Translations for garter
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- lligacamaCatalan, Valencian
- jarretelle, jarretièreFrench
- giarrettella, giarrettieraItalian
- jarretel, kouseband, jarretelleDutch
- hosebånd, strømpebåndNorwegian
- liga, jarreteiraPortuguese
- подвязка, резинкаRussian
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