Definitions for garterˈgɑr tər
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