Definition of Suspender

1. Noun. Elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural).

Exact synonyms: Brace, Gallus
Generic synonyms: Man's Clothing
Terms within: Shoulder Strap, Strap
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Derivative terms: Suspend

Definition of Suspender

1. n. One who, or that which, suspends; esp., one of a pair of straps or braces worn over the shoulders, for holding up the trousers.

Definition of Suspender

1. Noun. Something or someone who suspends. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) An item of apparel consisting of a strap worn over the shoulder and used hold up trousers. Called braces in other parts of the world. ¹

3. Noun. (British) An item of apparel used to hold up a sock or (now especially) a stocking, such as a garter, or each of the fastening-straps attached to a corset or suspender belt. ¹

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Definition of Suspender

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspender

suspend one's disbelief
suspended animation
suspended cymbal
suspended cymbals
suspender (current term)
suspender belt
suspense account

Literary usage of Suspender

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Patent for suspender straps—no intention—old combination. ... "suspender-ends have also been made of a round cord, with the ends turned back and Fastened to ..."

2. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1856)
"The question may also arise, whether the suspender is not ¡ it all events liable for such rents as were actually yielded by Í he subjects prior to tho ..."

3. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"Per Lord Cockburn—" The suspender was not brought legally into court, and therefore the whole proceedings against him are null;" 9th Nov. ..."

4. Experience with Trade Union Agreements--clothing Industries: Research Report by National Industrial Conference Board (1921)
"suspender WORKERS The AF of L., in its list of affiliated organizations for 1920, showed five locals of suspender workers, and one of suspender and neckwear ..."

5. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"When the scale and suspender are applied at G, the apparatus is in equilibrio, with the edge Л В horizontal, and the suspender cuts the zero on the scale ab ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Suspension Bridges: Their Design, Construction and by David Barnard Steinman (1922)
"This may be caused by inaccuracies in length, differences in temperature, variations in elastic modulus, bending of the pins, and eccentric suspender ..."

7. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
""The other suspender," he wrote, was my only stay and support. Imagine my dismay, when a bullet came along, and, slightly scorching my akin as it passed, ..."

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