3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Garter \Gar"ter\, noun [OE. gartier, F. jarreti['e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.]

1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg.

2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.

3. (Her.) Same as {Bendlet}.

{Garter fish} (Zool.), a fish of the genus {Lepidopus}, having a long, flat body, like the blade of a sword; the scabbard fish.

{Garter king-at-arms}, the chief of the official heralds of England, king-at-arms to the Order of the Garter; -- often abbreviated to {Garter}.

{Garter snake} (Zool.), one of several harmless American snakes of the genus {Eut[ae]nia}, of several species (esp. {E. saurita} and {E. sirtalis}); one of the striped snakes; -- so called from its conspicuous stripes of color.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Garter \Gar"ter\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gartered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gartering}.]

1. To bind with a garter.

He . . . could not see to garter his hose. --Shak.

2. To invest with the Order of the Garter. --T. Warton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve) [syn: {garter}, {supporter}]


1: fasten with or as if with a garter

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