garter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “garter” in the English Dictionary

"garter" in British English

See all translations

garternoun

uk   /ˈɡɑː.tər/  us   /ˈɡɑːr.t̬ɚ/
[C] a ​piece of elastic (= ​material that ​stretches) used, ​especially in the past, for ​holding up a stocking or ​sock [C] US (UK suspender) a ​type of ​button that ​fastens onto a woman's stockings to ​hold them up
(Definition of garter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"garter" in American English

See all translations

garternoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡɑrt̬·ər/
a ​narrowpiece of ​elastic used for ​holding up a ​stocking or ​sock
(Definition of garter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “garter”
in Arabic رِباطة الجَوارِب…
in Korean 밴드…
in Portuguese liga (de meia)…
in Catalan lligacama…
in Japanese ガーター, 靴下どめ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指旧时使用的)吊袜带…
in Turkish jartiyer…
in Russian подвязка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指舊時使用的)吊襪帶…
in Italian giarrettiera…
in Polish podwiązka…
What is the pronunciation of garter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

drum

a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More