Definition of suspender
1 : one that suspends
2 : a device by which something may be suspended: such asa : one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, skirt, or belt —usually used in plural and often with pairb British : a fastener attached to a garment or garter to hold up a stocking or sock; also : a device consisting of garter and fastener
suspenderedplay \-dərd\ adjective
Recent Examples of suspender from the Web
Not the Zulu nation of the Bronx, but a collection of brothers who dressed in black pants, green suspenders and red shirts.
Grossman, wearing festive suspenders and a serious gaze, stood in his theater’s brick courtyard, tucked between Skylight Books and its annex on a popular stretch of Vermont Avenue.
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First Known Use of suspender
SUSPENDER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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