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suspensory

sus·pen·so·ry

suspensory

 
pronunciation:
s spen s ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving to support, hold up, or suspend, as a ligament or muscle.
definition 2: interrupting or delaying the completion of something.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: suspensories
definition 1: a supporting muscle or bandage.
definition 2: an athletic supporter.