suspender

noun sus·pend·er \ sə-ˈspen-dər \

Definition of suspender

1 :one that suspends
2 :a device by which something may be suspended: such as
a :one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, skirt, or belt usually used in plural and often with pair
b British :a fastener attached to a garment or garter to hold up a stocking or sock; also :a device consisting of garter and fastener

suspendered

play \-dərd\ adjective

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First Known Use of suspender

1524



SUSPENDER Defined for English Language Learners

suspender

noun

Definition of suspender for English Language Learners

  • suspenders : straps that are used for holding up pants and that go over a person's shoulders


SUSPENDER Defined for Kids

suspender

noun sus·pend·er \ sə-ˈspen-dər \

Definition of suspender for Students

:one of a pair of straps that are attached to pants or a skirt and go over the shoulders

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