- 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.
Origin of garter
OTHER WORDS FROM gartergar·ter·less, adjectiveun·gar·ter, verb (used with object)
Words nearby garter
How to use garter in a sentence
The two were late not because of an accident, but because they’d taken a leisurely pace, identified jays, caught a garter snake, jumped in streams, and failed to pay attention to the time.My Worst Hike: I Got Food Poisoning on the John Muir Trail|cobrien|January 6, 2022|Outside Online
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.
Later on she also sports a matching Bulls theme-colored garter belt.
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 lays one on the top of each load, and whose garter it is must carry the load without any further talk.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
The same embroidery confined his stockings, on each knee, like the order of the garter.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
I was told that one lady wore a $5,000 diamond in her garter.As A Chinaman Saw Us|Anonymous
My garter, a purple silk ribbon, lay in the centre of the ring.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
She turned round, and looked first at the garter and then at him.
British Dictionary definitions for garter (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for garter (2 of 2)
- the badge of this Order
- membership of this Order