What does the word garter mean?

Usage examples for garter

  1. With heartfelt joy Cardinal Pole pronounced it without delay, first at a meeting of the Parliament in the palace, then with greater solemnity at S. Paul's at a high mass attended by the Court with a brilliant suite; among those present were the knights who wore the Burgundian order of the Golden Fleece, and those who wore the English Order of the Garter. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. But the Garter Snake says that Mrs. Robin is the bravest of the family. – Among the Meadow People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  3. There was Garter, who had been in the Sixth four terms, and was in the Second Fifteen. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh