Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “garter”

garter

noun     /ˈɡɑː.tər/ US  /ˈɡɑːr.t̬ɚ/
[C] a piece of elastic (= material that stretches) used, especially in the past, for holding up a stocking or sockStockings, tights and socks garters [plural] US for suspendersFastening clothing and textiles
(Definition of garter noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of garter

Definitions of “garter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More