- the badge of the Order of the Garter.
- membership in the Order.
- (initial capital letter)the Order itself.
- (usually initial capital letter)a member of the Order.
verb (used with object)
- garré's disease,
- garter belt,
- garter snake,
- garter stitch,
Origin of garter
Examples from the Web for garter
And just in case she gets stuck up there, she has a garter belt–fanny pack around her thigh to keep a phone in and call for help.
The Order of the Garter is the highest order of chivalry in the UK, and is in the exclusive gift of the monarch.
The most persistent story about the Garter was first recorded in the fifteenth century.
The Order of the Garter has had a continuous history since Edward III founded the Order in 1348.
He should have been awarded a knighthood, even possibly the Garter.The Real James Bond: Ian Fleming’s Commandos Reviewed|Michael Korda|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Is it, heraldically speaking, wrong to inscribe the motto upon a circle (not a garter) or ribbon round the shield?
It is uncertain at which of these Edward founded the order of the Garter; but it is known to have been in existence in 1348.Life of Edward the Black Prince|Louise Creighton
Daisies are painted in clusters on the title-page, and the queen's initial (M) is surrounded by the garter and its motto.Agnes Strickland's Queens of England, Vol. I. (of III)|Rosalie Kaufman
And the badge of the regiment is the star of Brunswick with the garter and motto, 'Honi soit qui mal y pense.'
And she put out her chubby little leg to try how much larger that celebrated stitch had made the garter.Little Mittens for The Little Darlings|Frances Elizabeth Barrow
- an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
- a similar fastener attached to a garter belt worn by men in order to support socksAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): suspender
Word Origin for garter
noun the Garter
- the badge of this Order
- membership of this Order
early 14c., from Old North French gartier "band just above or below the knee" (Old French jartier, 14c., Modern French jarretière), from garet "bend of the knee," perhaps from Gaulish (cf. Welsh garr "leg"). Garter as the highest order of knighthood (mid-14c.), according to Froissart was established c.1344 by Edward III, though the usual story of how it came about is late (1614) and perhaps apocryphal. The verb is mid-15c., from the noun. Garter snake (U.S.) so called from resemblance to a ribbon. Garter belt first noticed 1913.