garter garter  /ˈɡɑr tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
  2. (v) fasten with or as if with a garter

Usage(s):

  1. When first this order was ordain'd, my lords, Knights of the garter were of noble birth, Valiant and virtuous, full of haughty courage, Such as were grown to credit by the wars ;.
  2. Every British schoolboy learns that in 1348 the Countess of Salisbury embarrassingly shed a garter on a crowded, royal ballroom floor.
  3. Eventually a doctor noted a line around each thighabout where he figured a round garter would have been in the Gay Nineties.

News

  1. Kate Middleton's Maternity Leave: The Duchess of Cambridge Completes Her Final Pre-Birth Engagements

    After two weekend engagements, the Duchess of Cambridge was notably absent from today's Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle, a sign that the royal baby's due date is fast approaching!
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via omg!

  2. Prince William, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II Appear at Garter Ceremony Without Kate Middleton—See the Pic!

    How's this for pomp and circumstance! Queen Elizabeth was flanked by Prince William and Prince Charles today as the three royals attended the Order of the Garter procession at St....
    on June 18, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. Snakes slither in and out of Noxen

    NOXEN - Kevin Noldy of Hop Bottom said he's seen his share of black and garter snakes, but Sunday was a Father's Day first. He saw a rattlesnake for the first time, up close and personal. And, he was impressed at how informative the Noxen Fire Company'
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Citizens' Voice

Quotes

  • Leibovitz tells her: "I think it will look better without the crown because the Garter robe is so ......"
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Annie Leibovitz Source: Washington Post

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