noun (used with a plural verb) Older Use.
a pair of suspenders for trousers.

1825–35; variant of gallows

gallused, adjective Unabridged
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galluses (ˈɡæləsɪz)
pl n
dialect braces for trousers
[C18: variant spelling of gallowses, from gallows (in the obsolete sense: braces)]

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