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garter

gar·ter

garter

 
pronunciation:
gar tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a circular elastic band used to hold up a stocking or shirt sleeve.
American women seldom wear garters nowadays, except as adornments.The accountant was wearing garters to hold up his sleeves.
definition 2: an elastic tab connected to a girdle or the like and used to hold up a stocking.
She pulled on her stocking and attached it to the garters hanging from her girdle.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gartered, gartering, garters
definition: to support or attach using a garter.
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