- 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)
Origin of garter
Examples from the Web for gartered
A two-headed iron serpent with golden eyes clasped the upper arm and gartered the knee, but no jewels of any kind were to be seen.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
Their sandals were secured with scarlet thongs, crossed and gartered to the calf.Calavar|Robert Montgomery Bird
The Duke named other examples of Prime Ministers who had been gartered by themselves.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
Under the smock-frock were leggings laced at the sides, and gartered above the knees.The Rich Little Poor Boy|Eleanor Gates
His sword, his belt, his gartered knees; and all the jewelled insignia of Spanish chivalry, glittered on his person.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 2 (of 4)|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for gartered (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 gartered (2 of 2)
noun the Garter
- the badge of this Order
- membership of this Order