Usually suspenders. Also called, especially British, braces. adjustable straps or bands worn over the shoulders with the ends buttoned or clipped to the waistband of a pair of trousers or a skirt to support it.
- sus·pend·er·less, adjective
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These DWR-treated bibs also have removable suspenders, a cinchable waist, and adjustable inseam, which make for a flattering fit.
Protect bib shorts in top-load washers Bib suspender straps are notorious for tangling on the agitator in top-load washers, where they can get stretched or torn.
He was this little kid who came in with red suspenders on and a tie.
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The soda-water was cultivated and the suspender buttons seemed to grow wild.In Camp With A Tin Soldier | John Kendrick Bangs
Attach the cord used for lowering the bottle into the water to the split ring on the rubber suspender.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
The suspender, which has been cut in two, is a common striped web.Secret Band of Brothers | Jonathan Harrington Green
This makes a thick center and thin ends by which to attach the napkin to the suspender.What a Young Woman Ought to Know | Mary Wood-Allen
About half way up is a shining object which is generally believed to be a suspender button.
British Dictionary definitions for suspender
(often plural) British
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 worn by men in order to support socks: US and Canadian equivalent: garter
(plural) US and Canadian a pair of straps worn over the shoulders by men for holding up the trousers: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): braces
a person or thing that suspends, such as one of the vertical cables that carries the deck in a suspension bridge
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