garter belt

`garter ,belt noun count AMERICAN
a piece of women's underwear worn around the waist, with garters hanging down that are fastened to STOCKINGS to prevent them from falling down. British suspender belt

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • garter belt — garter belts N COUNT A garter belt is a piece of underwear for women that is used for holding up stockings. [AM] (in BRIT, use suspender belt) …   English dictionary

  • garter belt — garter .belt n AmE a piece of women s underwear with garters hanging down from it which fasten onto ↑stockings and hold them up British Equivalent: suspender belt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • garter belt — ☆ garter belt n. a wide belt, usually of elastic fabric, with garters suspended from it, worn by women …   English World dictionary

  • garter belt — noun a wide belt of elastic with straps hanging from it; worn by women to hold up stockings • Syn: ↑suspender belt • Hypernyms: ↑undergarment, ↑unmentionable * * * noun, pl ⋯ belts [count] US : a piece of underwear that is worn around a woman s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • garter belt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms garter belt : singular garter belt plural garter belts American a suspender belt …   English dictionary

  • garter belt — /ˈgatə bɛlt/ (say gahtuh belt) noun US → suspender belt …   Australian English dictionary

  • garter belt — noun An item of womens underwear consisting of a belt to which are attached garters for holding up stockings; suspender belt …   Wiktionary

  • garter belt — noun N. Amer. a suspender belt …   English new terms dictionary

  • garter belt — noun (C) AmE a piece of women s underwear with garters hanging down from it which fasten onto stockings (1) and hold them up; suspender belt BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • garter belt — gar′ter belt n. clo an undergarment of cloth or elastic, with attached garters, worn by women to hold up stockings • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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