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Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. supporters

    Circular knee-timbers placed under the cat-heads for their support and security.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. supporters

    In heraldry, figures placed on each side of an armorial shield, as it were to support it. They seem to have been, in their origin, a purely decorative invention of mediæval seal-engravers, often, however, bearing allusion to the arms or descent of the bearer; but in the course of time their use came to be regulated by authority, and they were considered indicative that the bearer was the head of a family of eminence or distinction. The most usual supporters are animals, real or fabulous; but men in armor are also frequent, and savages, or naked men, often represented with clubs, and wreathed about the head and middle. There are occasional instances of inanimate supporters. On early seals, a single supporter is not unfrequent, and instances are particularly common of the escutcheon being placed on the breast of an eagle displayed. The common rule, however, has been to have a supporter on each side of the shield. The dexter supporter is very often repeated on the sinister side; but the two supporters are in many cases different; when the bearer represents two different families, it is not unusual for a supporter to be adopted from the achievement of each.

Editors Contribution

  1. supporters

    Plural form of supporter.

    The supporters of the local football team all turned up to watch the sem-final game and cheered from the stands with joy everytime their team scored.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supporters' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2764

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supporters' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3785

Anagrams for supporters »

  1. superports, supersport

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supporters in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supporters in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of supporters in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    Today, technology lets the party in power precision-draw the map in a way that packs the other party's supporters into as few congressional districts as possible. It's why your district might be shaped like a corkscrew. But it's also how a party gains more seats while winning fewer votes, which isn't fair.

  2. David Abraham:

    Paradoxically, Molycorp's biggest supporters may be in Beijing.

  3. Daniel Ho:

    E-cigarette use is a controversial topic, while supporters are optimistic about the potential for harm reduction in the minority of established cigarette smokers,( for) which convincing evidence is lacking, this does not seem to justify the potential harm of re-normalizing cigarette smoking, delaying smoking cessation, and escalating to real cigarette smoking, especially among the majority non-smoking young people.

  4. Ryan Mauro:

    The Islamic State supporters view an attack on July 4th as being as legitimate as an attack on any other day but the day's parades and crowded events make it a tempting day to strike, especially during Ramadan, iSIS as a whole does not put more emphasis on July 4th over any other holiday but The ISIS ' terrorists who decide that now is the time to die are likely to prefer the holiday for added impact.

  5. Cometan:

    Hold out your hand and shake the hand of your opponents just as sincerely as your supporters.

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