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galluses

[gal-uh-siz] /ˈgæl ə sɪz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Older Use.
1.
a pair of suspenders for trousers.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; variant of gallows
Related forms
gallused, adjective
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Examples for galluses
  • We used to call them galluses, the suspenders that go across the shoulder.
British Dictionary definitions for galluses

galluses

/ˈɡæləsɪz/
plural noun
1.
(dialect) braces for trousers
Word Origin
C18: variant spelling of gallowses, from gallows (in the obsolete sense: braces)
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