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[suh-spen-der] /səˈspɛn dər/
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.
British, garter.
a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the suspension cable or chain.
a person or thing that suspends.
Origin of suspender
1515-25; 1800-10, Americanism for def 1; suspend + -er1
Related forms
suspenderless, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for suspender
  • 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.
  • Tha former will answer tha purpose of a suspender, or skirt supporter as well.
British Dictionary definitions for suspender


(often pl) (Brit)
  1. an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
  2. a similar fastener attached to a garter worn by men in order to support socks US and Canadian equivalent garter
(pl) (US & Canadian) a pair of straps worn over the shoulders by men for holding up the trousers Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) braces
a person or thing that suspends, such as one of the vertical cables that carries the deck in a suspension bridge
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