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ˈgɑr tərgarter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garter, supporterverb

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

  2. garterverb

    fasten with or as if with a garter

Wiktionary

  1. garternoun

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

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

  2. garterverb

    to fasten with a garter

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garternoun

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

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

  2. Garternoun

    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

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

  3. Garternoun

    same as Bendlet

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

  4. Garterverb

    to bind with a garter

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

  5. Garterverb

    to invest with the Order of the Garter

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garter

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of garter in a Sentence

  1. Fulton John Sheen:

    It's like being a Knight of the Garter. It's an honor, but it doesn't hold up anything.

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