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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gar·ter /ˈgɑrtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gar·ter n.
 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg.
 2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.
 3. Her. Same as Bendlet.
 Garter fish Zool., a fish of the genus Lepidopus, having a long, flat body, like the blade of a sword; the scabbard fish.
 Garter king-at-arms, the chief of the official heralds of England, king-at-arms to the Order of the Garter; -- often abbreviated to Garter.
 Garter snake Zool., one of several harmless American snakes of the genus Eutænia, of several species (esp. E. saurita and E. sirtalis); one of the striped snakes; -- so called from its conspicuous stripes of color.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gar·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gartered p. pr. & vb. n. Gartering.]
 1. To bind with a garter.
    He . . . could not see to garter his hose.   --Shak.
 2. To invest with the Order of the Garter.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a
          stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve) [syn: supporter]
      v : fasten with or as if with a garter