[ suh-spen-der ]
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  1. 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.

  2. British. garter.

  1. a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the suspension cable or chain.

  2. a person or thing that suspends.

Origin of suspender

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

Other words from suspender

  • sus·pend·er·less, adjective

Words Nearby suspender Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use suspender in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for suspender


/ (səˈspɛndə) /

  1. (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

  2. (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

  1. 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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