noun \ˈgär-tər\

: an elastic band of material that is worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock

: a piece of material that hangs down from a woman's underwear and that is used to hold up a stocking

Full Definition of GARTER

a :  a band worn to hold up a stocking or sock
b :  a band worn to hold up a shirt sleeve
c :  a strap hanging from a girdle or corset to support a stocking
a :  the British Order of the Garter; also :  the blue velvet garter that is its badge
b :  membership in the order

Origin of GARTER

Middle English, from Anglo-French gareter, from garet thigh, shank, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh gar shank
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GARTER



Definition of GARTER

transitive verb
:  to support with or as if with a garter

First Known Use of GARTER

15th century

Rhymes with GARTER


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