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  ( garters    plural  ) A garter is a piece of elastic worn round the top of a stocking or sock in order to prevent it from slipping down.      n-count  

garter belt        ( garter belts    plural  ) A garter belt is a piece of underwear for women that is used for holding up stockings.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use suspender belt     
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