Meaning of suspender

sus•pend•er

Pronunciation: (su-spen'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. Usually,Also called,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.
  2. garter.
  3. a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the suspension cable or chain.
  4. a person or thing that suspends.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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