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Definitions of garter

  1. fasten with or as if with a garter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Same as Bendlet. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To bind with a garter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To invest with the Order of the Garter. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A band by which a stocking is held up on the leg; the Garter, the badge of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of British knighthood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A string or band used to tie the stocking to the leg: the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Band to hold up a stocking; badge of an English order of knigthood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To put a garter upon; fasten with a garter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A band to hold a stocking in place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter; the order itself. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A string or band used to tie the stocking to the leg; the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; the order itself; the principal king-at-arms; the half of a bend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To bind with a garter; to invest with the Order of the Garter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A string or band used to hold up the stocking on the leg; the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain; the order itself. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. To bind or invest with the garter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. A string or ribbon by which the stocking is held upon the leg. The mark ofthe highest order of English knighthood, ranking next after the nobility. This militaryorder of knighthood is said to have been first instituted by Richard I., at the siege ofAcre, where he caused twenty-six knights who firmly stood by him to wear thongs ofblue leather about their legs. It is also said to have been perfected by Edward III. andto have received some alterations, which wereafterwards laid aside, from Edward VI. The badge of the order is the image of St.George, called the "George," and the motto is "Lloni soil Qui vial y pcu.sc." Wharton. thelawdictionary.org
  19. gär't[.e]r, n. a band used to tie the stocking to the leg: the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter.--v.t. to bind with a garter.--GARTER KING-OF-ARMS, the chief herald of the Order of the Garter. [O. Fr. gartier (Fr. jarretière)--O. Fr. garet (Fr. jarret), the ham of the leg, prob. Celt. as Bret. gar, the shank of the leg.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Band worn above or below knee to keep stocking up; the G., (badge of) highest order of English knighthood, membership of this; (short for) German King of Arms; (vb) fasten (stocking), encircle (leg), with g. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [Fr.] (Her.) A diminutive of the bend, being onehalf its size. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. [Fr.] The principal king-at-arms. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. A string or ribband by which the stocking is held upon the leg; the mark of the order of the garter, the highest order of English knighthood; the principal king at arms. Complete Dictionary

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