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Definition of "garter" []

  • An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock. (noun)
  • A suspender strap with a fastener attached to a girdle or belt to hold up a stocking or sock. (noun)
  • An elasticized band worn around the arm to keep the sleeve pushed up. (noun)
  • The badge of the Order of the Garter. (noun)
  • The order itself. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garter" in a sentence
  • "I am having trouble seeing exactly what is happening, what with the fine, dark yarn and working in garter stitch."
  • "And laddering down to fix one is next to impossible (for me) to do neatly in garter stitch."
  • "P.S. could you find a section of the stole that is reversible (at least when done in garter stitch) and add a segment of that in the exact center?"