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. Also called,
. 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.
a hanging cable or chain in a
connecting the deck with the
cable or chain.
a person or thing that
for def 1;
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They compared differences in uniforms: she asked them if they all had to wear
with their fatigue trousers.
inside hold up the pants when the jacket is unzipped.
He was tall and trim and impeccably dressed, his suits well-pressed and invariably accented with
and florid bow ties.
He, a government interrogator in some unidentified police state, exudes distaste and wears white
would make him easy to tackle.
He still listens to records on a turntable and wears white shirts with red
Each of his pairs of trousers has its own pair of
The suspended spans are supported by the main cables through
at each floor truss location.
must have a storable compartment when not in use.
They have elastic
with quick release buckles, and full-length, side-seam slide fasteners.
British Dictionary definitions for
an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
a similar fastener attached to a garter worn by men in order to support socks
US and Canadian equivalent
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)
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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