- 1A band worn around the leg to keep up a stocking or sock.More example sentences
- Suave and a touch oily, the magician, all in black with a red-lined cape and red cummerbund, passes his hoop around a young woman in a black corset, garters and stockings who levitates within a shaft of light.
- To complement all of this, Cinders carries a wonderful range of accessories, shoes, veils, tiaras, feathers, stockings and garters.
- Common gifts were jewels, gloves, silk stockings, flowers, garters, handkerchiefs, and paperweights.
- 1.1A band worn on the arm to keep a shirtsleeve up.More example sentences
- He had a handle bar mustache and still wore garters on his sleeves.
- 1.2North American A suspender for a sock or stocking.More example sentences
- She wore cream colored stockings held up with garters from her corset.
- Olivia could only laugh as she hooked her stockings onto the garters.
- In the practice room, Kirby had changed into a satin corset with garters that held up ivory stockings.
- 2 (the Garter) short for Order of the Garter.
- 2.1The badge or membership of the Order of the Garter.More example sentences
- He sat on his bed, still wearing his Garter, Order of Merit and knee-breeches.
- Being museum types, it was a plastic file with photocopies, but as a memorial to achievement, it meant more than the Garter or a peerage or a letterhead of doctorates.
- The new appointments follow the deaths of the Queen Mother, the Duke of Norfolk, Lord Hailsham and Lord Longford, who were all members of the Garter.
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- However much the glamorous image of the corseted and gartered, smoky-voiced chanteuse remains, he says they never bought into that aspect of the culture.
- No lights, no water, but, strangely, on Bourbon Street, a generator churned noisily to life and a model of a woman's leg, gartered and fishnetted, began to swing back and forth from above the entrance to the club.
- And as I looked down at the fatigued carbon fibre and the twisted titanium, a tiny spring uncoiled itself with a metallic hiss and one of the Locum's knees jerked, the gartered leg extending itself towards me in one final reflex action.
Middle English: from Old French gartier, from garet 'bend of the knee, calf of the leg', probably of Celtic origin.
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