Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

suspensory

play
adjective sus·pen·so·ry \sə-ˈspen(t)-sə-rē, -ˈspen(t)s-rē\

Definition of suspensory

  1. 1 :  held in suspension; also :  fitted or serving to suspend

  2. 2 :  temporarily leaving undetermined :  suspensive 1



15th Century

First Known Use of suspensory

15th century


2

suspensory

noun sus·pen·so·ry

Definition of suspensory

plural suspensories

  1. :  something that suspends or holds up; especially :  a fabric supporter for the scrotum



15th Century

First Known Use of suspensory

15th century


Learn More about suspensory

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "suspensory"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up suspensory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ