Definition of galluses in English:

galluses

Syllabification: gal·lus·es
Pronunciation: /ˈgaləsiz
 
/

noun

chiefly Scottish & North American
  • Suspenders for trousers.
    More example sentences
    • The Scots word for braces, straps supporting trousers from the shoulders, is sometimes spelt ‘galluses’ and is a corruption of the term ‘gallows’, the apparatus for capital punishment by hanging.
    • Their hats should be creased fore and aft like a fedora, and I don't like exposed galluses.
    • It helped to hide the suspenders, or galluses, which held up the trousers.

Origin

mid 19th century: plural of gallus, variant of gallows.

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