[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 for supporters
Anthroposophy has had many prominent supporters outside of the movement.
The supporters were given meals by frg in return for protesting.
For his speeches aimed at dedicated supporters, he was soon nicknamed mr.
Many militant supporters were regarded as lifelong socialists.
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