Definitions for garterˈgɑr tər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. garter, supporter(verb)

    a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

  2. garter(verb)

    fasten with or as if with a garter

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  1. garter(Noun)

    A band worn around the leg to hold up a sock or stocking.

  2. garter(Verb)

    to fasten with a garter

  3. Origin: From gartier, jartier, from garet, jaret. Cognate with jarretière.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Garter(noun)

    a band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg

  2. Garter(noun)

    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

  3. Garter(noun)

    same as Bendlet

  4. Garter(verb)

    to bind with a garter

  5. Garter(verb)

    to invest with the Order of the Garter

  6. Origin: [OE. gartier, F. jarretire, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See Garrote.]

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  1. 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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  1. grater

  2. garret

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