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garter


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garter  \Gar"ter\,  n.  [OE.  gartier,  F.  jarreti[`e]re,  fr  OF 
  garet  bend  of  the  knee,  F.  jarret;  akin  to  Sp  garra  claw, 
  Prov.  garra  leg.  See  {Garrote}.] 
  1.  A  band  used  to  prevent  a  stocking  from  slipping  down  on 
  the  leg. 
 
  2.  The  distinguishing  badge  of  the  highest  order  of 
  knighthood  in  Great  Britain,  called  the  Order  of  the 
  Garter,  instituted  by  Edward  III.;  also  the  Order  itself 
 
  3.  (Her.)  Same  as  {Bendlet}. 
 
  {Garter  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fish  of  the  genus  {Lepidopus}, 
  having  a  long,  flat  body,  like  the  blade  of  a  sword;  the 
  scabbard  fish. 
 
  {Garter  king-at-arms},  the  chief  of  the  official  heralds  of 
  England,  king-at-arms  to  the  Order  of  the  Garter;  --  often 
  abbreviated  to  {Garter}. 
 
  {Garter  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  harmless  American 
  snakes  of  the  genus  {Eut[ae]nia},  of  several  species  (esp. 
  {E.  saurita}  and  {E.  sirtalis});  one  of  the  striped 
  snakes;  --  so  called  from  its  conspicuous  stripes  of 
  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garter  \Gar"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gartered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Gartering}.] 
  1.  To  bind  with  a  garter. 
 
  He  .  .  .  could  not  see  to  garter  his  hose.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  invest  with  the  Order  of  the  Garter.  --T.  Warton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garter 
  n  :  a  band  (usually  elastic)  worn  around  the  leg  to  hold  up  a 
  stocking  (or  around  the  arm  to  hold  up  a  sleeve)  [syn:  {supporter}] 
  v  :  fasten  with  or  as  if  with  a  garter 




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