Garter

Definition of Garter

Gar´ter
n.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
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) one of several harmless American snakes of the genus Eutænia, of several species (esp. E. saurita and E. sirtalis); one of the striped snakes; - so called from its conspicuous stripes of color.
v. t.1.To bind with a garter.
[imp. & p. p. Gartered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gartering.]
He . . . could not see to garter his hose.
- Shak.
2.To invest with the Order of the Garter.

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