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Related to garter: garter stitch, Order of the Garter
a. An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock.
b. A suspender strap with a fastener attached to a girdle or belt to hold up a stocking or sock.
c. An elasticized band worn around the arm to keep the sleeve pushed up.
a. The badge of the Order of the Garter.
b. The order itself.
c. Membership in the order.
tr.v. gar·tered, gar·ter·ing, gar·ters
1. To fasten and hold with a garter.
2. To put a garter on.
[Middle English, band to support socks, from Old North French gartier, from garet, bend of the knee, probably of Celtic origin.]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a band, usually of elastic, worn round the arm or leg to hold up a shirtsleeve, sock, or stocking
2. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
b. a similar fastener attached to a garter belt worn by men in order to support socks. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): suspender
3. have someone's guts for garters See gut10
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to fasten, support, or secure with or as if with a garter
[C14: from Old Northern French gartier, from garet bend of the knee, probably of Celtic origin]
1. (Heraldry) See Order of the Garter
2. (Heraldry) (sometimes not capital)
a. the badge of this Order
b. membership of this Order
1. a device for holding up a stocking or sock, usu. an elastic band worn around the leg or an elastic strap hanging from an undergarment.
2. a similar band worn to hold up a shirt sleeve.
3. Brit. (cap.)v.t.
a. the badge of the Order of the Garter.
b. the Order itself.
4. to fasten with a garter.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old North French gartier, derivative of garet the bend of the knee < Celtic]
Past participle: gartered
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|Noun||1.||garter - a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)|
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
|Verb||1.||garter - fasten with or as if with a garter|
n → Strumpfband nt; (US: = strap for stocking) → Strumpfhalter m; the (Order of the) Garter → der Hosenbandorden
n (US) → Strumpf- or Hüftgürtel m
n → Ringelnatter f