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suspender

[ suh-spen-der ]
/ səˈspɛn dər /
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noun

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.
British. garter.
a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the suspension cable or chain.
a person or thing that suspends.

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Origin of suspender

1515–25; 1800–10, Americanismfor def. 1; suspend + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM suspender

sus·pend·er·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suspender

suspender
/ (səˈspɛndə) /

noun

(often plural) British
  1. an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
  2. a similar fastener attached to a garter worn by men in order to support socksUS and Canadian equivalent: garter
(plural) US and Canadian a pair of straps worn over the shoulders by men for holding up the trousersAlso 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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