Definition of Suspenders

1. Noun. (American English) A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off. (British) Braces. ¹



2. Noun. (British) Small straps, attached to a suspender belt, that hold up a woman's stockings. (American English) Garters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suspenders

1. suspender [n] - See also: suspender

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspenders

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suspects
suspence
suspences
suspend
suspend one's disbelief
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suspended animation
suspended cymbal
suspended cymbals
suspendee
suspendees
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suspender belt
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suspenders (current term)
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suspenses

Literary usage of Suspenders

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

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"suspenders. Braces. 1810 Part of the buckle of his suspenders and several pieces ... 1847 I have sold today a shot-bag and a pair of suspenders for I have ..."

2. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1908)
"360. of the doore to hold the same to till time of divine service. And Décret», 23rd October last, and the chargers having now caused warn the suspenders ..."

3. Suspension Bridges, Arch Ribs and Cantilevers by William Hubert Burr (1913)
"Changes in the length of cable accompany corresponding changes of cable stresses and of stresses in the suspenders. The loads on the latter, ..."

4. Suspension Bridges, Arch Ribs and Cantilevers by William Hubert Burr (1913)
"Changes in the length of cable accompany corresponding changes of cable stresses and of stresses in the suspenders. The loads on the latter, ..."

5. The Strains in Framed Structures, with Numerous Practical Applications to by Augustus Jay Du Bois (1883)
"The entire load of the suspenders, then, consists of (1) Live load on floor beam. ... Half the entire load, of course, comes on the suspenders at each end. ..."

6. Theory of Structures and Strength of Materials by Henry Taylor Bovey (1893)
"suspenders.—The suspenders are the vertical or inclined rods which carry the platform ... The suspenders carry the ends of the cross-girders (floor- beams), ..."

7. 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 (1858)
"The suspenders were owners and occupants of valuable heritable property within the ... The revenue derived from the suspenders' property was not applied to ..."

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