suspender


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sus·pend·er

 (sə-spĕn′dər)
n.
1. One, such as a hook, that suspends something else.
2.
a. An often elastic strap worn over the shoulder, usually in pairs, to hold up a pair of pants.
b. suspenders A pair of such straps.
3. Chiefly British A garter.

suspender

(səˈspɛndə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (often plural)
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 worn by men in order to support socks. US and Canadian equivalent: garter
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) US and Canadian a pair of straps worn over the shoulders by men for holding up the trousers. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): braces
3. (Civil Engineering) a person or thing that suspends, such as one of the vertical cables that carries the deck in a suspension bridge

sus•pend•er

(səˈspɛn dər)

n.
1. Usu., suspenders. Also called, esp. Brit., braces. adjustable straps or bands worn over the shoulders with the ends secured to the waistband of a pair of trousers or a skirt to support it.
2. Brit. a garter.
3. a person or thing that suspends.
[1515–25]
sus•pend′ered, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suspender - elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)suspender - elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
shoulder strap, strap - a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

suspender

[səsˈpendəʳ]
A. N (for stocking, sock) → liga f
suspenders (US) (= braces) → tirantes mpl, tiradores mpl (S. Cone)
B. CPD suspender belt Nportaligas m inv, liguero m

suspender

[səˈspɛndər]
n (British) (for stocking)jarretelle f
suspenders npl (US) (= braces) → bretelles fplsuspender belt n (British)porte-jarretelles m inv

suspender

n usu pl
(Brit, for stockings) → Strumpfhalter m, → Straps m; (for socks) → Sockenhalter m; suspender beltStrumpf(halter)gürtel m
(US) suspenders plHosenträger pl

suspender

[səˈspɛndəʳ] n (for stocking) → giarrettiera (di reggicalze)
see also suspenders
References in classic literature ?
It was for sale as were also the coat hang- ers, patent suspender buttons, cans of roof paint, bottles of rheumatism cure, and a substitute for cof- fee that companioned the honey in its patient will- ingness to serve the public.
His hat was a vast ruin with a wide crescent lopped out of its brim; his coat, when he wore one, hung nearly to his heels and had the rearward buttons far down the back; but one suspender supported his trousers; the seat of the trousers bagged low and con- tained nothing, the fringed legs dragged in the dirt when not rolled up.
They sat about the house most of the day as if it were Sunday; greasing their boots, mending their suspenders, plaiting whiplashes.
The noise was, at length, very effectually silenced by Jupiter, who, getting out of the hole with a dogged air of deliberation, tied the brute's mouth up with one of his suspenders, and then returned, with a grave chuckle, to his task.
Zeena, apparently accepting this as final, lay watching him in silence while he pulled his suspenders over his shoulders and jerked his arms into his coat; but as he went toward the door she said, suddenly and incisively: "I guess you're always late, now you shave every morning.
I shall never forget the evening he brought home his street pedler's outfit of shoe-laces and suspenders, nor the time I went into the little corner grocery to make some purchase and had him wait on me.
I stick the books inside my shirt, in front, under the suspenders.
The TV host has gone for leopard prints, buckle detailing, metallic embroidery and sexy suspender belts as well as a black lace dressing gown and plunging lace cami.
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All women should have a perfect-fitting black lace bra, with matching panties - both string and brief, and a good suspender belt.
A: Clint has had those suspender holsters for more than a decade and the gent who built them has gone out of business.
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