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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One, such as a hook, that suspends something else.
  • noun An often elastic strap worn over the shoulders to support trousers.
  • noun Chiefly British A garter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which suspends or is suspended.
  • noun One of the two straps worn for holding up trousers, etc.; one of a pair of braces: generally in the plural.
  • noun A hanging basket or vase, as for flowers.
  • noun One of a series of tanning-pits. See the quotation.
  • noun One who remains in a state of suspense; a waverer.
  • noun In Scotch law, he who secures a suspension (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, suspends; esp., one of a pair of straps or braces worn over the shoulders, for holding up the trousers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something or someone who suspends.
  • noun US An item of apparel consisting of a strap worn over the shoulder and used hold up trousers. Called braces in other parts of the world.
  • noun UK An item of apparel used to hold up a sock or (now especially) a stocking, such as a garter, or each of the fastening-straps attached to a corset or suspender belt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From suspend + -er.

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