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garter

noun gar·ter \ ˈgär-tər \

Definition of garter

1 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
2 capitalized
a :the British Order of the Garter; also :the blue velvet garter that is its badge
b :membership in the order

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Origin and Etymology of garter

Middle English, from Anglo-French gareter, from garet thigh, shank, of Celt origin; akin to Welsh gar shank


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garter

verb

Definition of garter

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

First Known Use of garter

15th century



GARTER Defined for English Language Learners

garter

noun

Definition of garter for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GARTER Defined for Kids

garter

noun gar·ter \ ˈgär-tər \

Definition of garter for Students

:a band worn to hold up a stocking or sock


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