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Definition of Garter

Garter
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.
Garter
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.
Garter
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.

Meaning of Garter from wikipedia

- A garter is an article of clothing comprising a narrow band of fabric fastened about the leg to keep up stockings. In the eighteenth to twentieth centuries...
- The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III of England in 1348. It is the most senior order of knighthood in the British...
- Garter snake is a common name for generally harmless, small to medium-sized snakes belonging to the genus Thamnophis in the family Colubridae. Native to...
- The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III of England in 1348. Dates shown are of nomination or installation; coloured rows indicate...
- The common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is a species of natricine snake, which is indigenous to North America and found widely across the continent...
- The plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) is a species of garter snake native to most of the central United States as far north as Canada and as far south...
- A garter is an article of clothing used to hold up stockings. Garter may also refer to: Garter snake (Thamnophis), a genus of snakes endemic to North and...
- A garter spring is a coiled steel spring that is connected at each end to create a circular shape, and is used in oil seals, shaft seals, belt-driven motors...
- A sleeve garter is a garter worn on the sleeve of a shirt. It came into wide use, especially in the US, in the latter half of the 19th century when men's...
- The Garter Prin****l King of Arms (also Garter King of Arms or simply Garter) is the senior King of Arms, and the senior Officer of Arms of the College...