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supporter

[ suh-pawr-ter, -pohr- ]
/ səˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr- /
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noun
a person or thing that supports.
an adherent, follower, backer, or advocate.
a device, usually of elastic cotton webbing, for supporting some part of the body, especially a jockstrap.
a garter, especially one attached to a garter belt or girdle.
Heraldry. either of two human or animal figures flanking and supporting an escutcheon in an achievement of arms.
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Origin of supporter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at support, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM supporter

non·sup·port·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supporter

supporter
/ (səˈpɔːtə) /

noun
a person who or thing that acts as a support
a person who backs a sports team, politician, etc
a garment or device worn to ease the strain on or restrict the movement of a bodily structure or part
heraldry a figure or beast in a coat of arms depicted as holding up the shield
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