AskDefine | Define garter

Dictionary Definition

garter n : a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve) [syn: supporter] v : fasten with or as if with a garter

User Contributed Dictionary



From gartier, jartier, from garet, jaret.



  1. A band worn around the leg to hold up a stock or stocking.


band around leg
  • Dutch: jarretel, jarretelle
  • Finnish: sukkanauha
  • French: jarretière
  • Norwegian: hosebånd (archaic), strømpebånd

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