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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: gartier, from garet 'bend of the knee'

garter

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
gar‧ter [countable]
1DCC a band of elastic (=material that stretches) worn around your leg to keep a sock or stocking up
2 American EnglishDCC one of four pieces of elastic fixed to a woman's underwear and to her stockings to hold them up [= suspender British English]

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