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Definitions of garter

  1. To invest with the Order of the Garter. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To put a garter upon; fasten with a garter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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.
  4. To bind or invest with the garter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. 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
  6. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. Same as Bendlet. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  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. 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.

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  1. It was directed to our trusty and well beloved Sir Edward Montagu, Knight, one of our Generals at sea, and our Companion elect of our Noble Order of the Garter – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. " Why," answered the Garter Snake, with a funny little smile, " I think you might call yourselves half- brothers." – Among the Meadow People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
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