[suh-pawr-ter, -pohr-]
a person or thing that supports.
an adherent, follower, backer, or advocate.
a device, usually of elastic cotton webbing, for supporting some part of the body, especially a jockstrap.
a garter, especially one attached to a garter belt or girdle.
Heraldry. either of two human or animal figures flanking and supporting an escutcheon in an achievement of arms.

1400–50; late Middle English; see support, -er1

nonsupporter, noun Unabridged
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supporter (səˈpɔːtə)
1.  a person who or thing that acts as a support
2.  a person who backs a sports team, politician, etc
3.  a garment or device worn to ease the strain on or restrict the movement of a bodily structure or part
4.  heraldry a figure or beast in a coat of arms depicted as holding up the shield

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Example sentences
Fletcher was a stanch supporter of the colonial aristocracy, and bitterly
  opposed to the popular party.
He became a supporter and now does not hesitate to show his support for their
The pharmaceutical industry was playing a major role as a key supporter of
  health care.
The government has long been a supporter of desalination as a method of dealing
  with water scarcity.
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