putting on a garter
From Old Northern French gartier, from garet (compare Old French jartier, from jaret), of Gaulish origin. Cognate with French jarretière.
garter (plural garters)
- A band worn around the leg to hold up a sock or stocking.
- (heraldry) A bendlet.
garter (third-person singular simple present garters, present participle gartering, simple past and past participle gartered)
- to fasten with a garter