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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To suspender
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Would hive liked to see a suspender option in addition to belt loops, but not a showstopper.
His garter clasps, his suspender buckles, and even his underwear were ornamented with jewels.
The main cables are attached to the deck by suspender cables.
Each cable band consists of four twisted galvanized steel rope suspender cables connected to a stiffening truss.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature