suspender

[suh-spen-der]
noun
1.
Usually, suspenders. Also called, especially British, braces. adjustable straps or bands worn over the shoulders with the ends buttoned or clipped to the waistband of a pair of trousers or a skirt to support it.
2.
British, garter.
3.
a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the suspension cable or chain.
4.
a person or thing that suspends.

Origin:
1515–25; 1800–10, Americanism for def 1; suspend + -er1

suspenderless, adjective
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suspender (səˈspɛndə)
 
n
1.  (Brit) (often plural)
 a.  an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
 b.  US and Canadian equivalent: garter a similar fastener attached to a garter worn by men in order to support socks
2.  (US), (Canadian) (plural) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): braces a pair of straps worn over the shoulders by men for holding up the trousers
3.  a person or thing that suspends, such as one of the vertical cables that carries the deck in a suspension bridge

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Example sentences
They compared differences in uniforms: she asked them if they all had to wear
  suspenders with their fatigue trousers.
The suspenders inside hold up the pants when the jacket is unzipped.
He was tall and trim and impeccably dressed, his suits well-pressed and
  invariably accented with suspenders and florid bow ties.
He, a government interrogator in some unidentified police state, exudes
  distaste and wears white suspenders.
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