Adjective "gartered" definition and examples

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'However much the glamorous image of the corseted and gartered, smoky-voiced chanteuse remains, he says they never bought into that aspect of the culture.'
  2. 'And as I looked down at the fatigued carbon fibre and the twisted titanium, a tiny spring uncoiled itself with a metallic hiss and one of the Locum's knees jerked, the gartered leg extending itself towards me in one final reflex action.'

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)

"rumps can be gartered."

"legs can be gartered."

Origin

(garter)