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Definition of "suspender" [sus•pend•er]

  • One, such as a hook, that suspends something else. (noun)
  • An often elastic strap worn over the shoulders to support trousers. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A garter. (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 "suspender" in a sentence
  • "Boy, oh boy! he could see what kind of suspender belt she was wearing."
  • "I know a guy who uses the Dex (also back of the arm) and he clips the receiver to a 'suspender' of his bib shorts when cycling so he can look down and see it easily."
  • "The 'suspender' strips are a unique feature made possible by those deep, square armholes - I couldn't pass them up."