garter belt

'garter .belt
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. 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 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

  • 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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