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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.
1515-25; 1800-10, Americanism for def 1; suspend + -er1
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suspenderless, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for suspenders
  • They compared differences in uniforms: she asked them if they all had to wear suspenders with their fatigue trousers.
  • The suspenders 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 suspenders and florid bow ties.
  • He, a government interrogator in some unidentified police state, exudes distaste and wears white suspenders.
  • However, those suspenders would make him easy to tackle.
  • He still listens to records on a turntable and wears white shirts with red suspenders.
  • Each of his pairs of trousers has its own pair of suspenders.
  • The suspended spans are supported by the main cables through suspenders at each floor truss location.
  • The suspenders must have a storable compartment when not in use.
  • They have elastic suspenders with quick release buckles, and full-length, side-seam slide fasteners.
British Dictionary definitions for suspenders


(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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