Adjective "garter" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A band worn around the leg to keep a stocking or sock up.
  1. 'Common gifts were jewels, gloves, silk stockings, flowers, garters, handkerchiefs, and paperweights.'
  2. 'The tall blonde lifted her skirts to reveal a small pistol fitted to her garter.'
  3. 'Suave and a touch oily, the magician, all in black with a red-lined cape and red cummerbund, passes his hoop around a young woman in a black corset, garters and stockings who levitates within a shaft of light.'
  4. 'The stockings were held up with dark green garters at my knee.'
  5. 'To complement all of this, Cinders carries a wonderful range of accessories, shoes, veils, tiaras, feathers, stockings and garters.'
  6. 'Sheridan said: ‘This is the 21st century and we have got people running about in garters and tights and that just doesn't fit with the modern world.'
  7. 'Underneath the skirt were two garters that were attached to a lace band around each leg, and she wore two gold bands similar to the ones she wore now, only more ornate, on her wrists.'
  8. 'She wore cream colored stockings held up with garters from her corset.'
  9. 'Olivia could only laugh as she hooked her stockings onto the garters.'
  1. 'Under Edward IV no fewer than eight foreign sovereigns came in this way to be admitted to the Garter, including Charles ‘the Bold’ of Burgundy and Ferdinand of Spain.'
  2. 'Calamity promises the patrons of the Garter that she will personally bring Miss Adams back from Chicago to South Dakota.'
  3. 'The Knights and Ladies of the Garter were dressed in dark blue velvet robes adorned with the garter, star and collar, red velvet hoods, worn on the right shoulder, and black velvet bonnets topped with swaying ostrich plumes.'
  4. 'Being museum types, it was a plastic file with photocopies, but as a memorial to achievement, it meant more than the Garter or a peerage or a letterhead of doctorates.'
  5. 'He sat on his bed, still wearing his Garter, Order of Merit and knee-breeches.'
  6. 'She turned to see him standing there looking quite dashing in a tuxedo with a blue garter over the vest and some medals on the left side of the lapel.'

More definitions

1. Also called, British, sock suspender, suspender. an article of clothing for holding up a stocking or sock, usually an elastic band around the leg or an elastic strap hanging from a girdle or other undergarment.

2. a similar band worn to hold up a shirt sleeve.

3. a leather strap for passing through a loop at the back of a boot and buckling around the leg to keep the boot from slipping.

4. British. the badge of the Order of the Garter. membership in the Order. (initial capital letter)

More examples(as adjective)

"doors can be garter."


Middle English: from Old French gartier, from garet ‘bend of the knee, calf of the leg’, probably of Celtic origin.