What does the word suspender mean?

Usage examples for suspender

  1. Uncle William hitched up his suspender and came leisurely across the sand. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  2. After some two or three hours of dancing, however, she began to grow weary; and when something went wrong temporarily with the suspender which held up one of her stockings, she was glad enough to come to rest in the supper- room. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  3. On one hill- side a man was at work with a hoe, and on the other, over the spur, a boy- both barefooted, and both in patched jean trousers upheld by a single suspender that made a wet line over a sweaty cotton shirt: the man, tall, lean, swarthy, grim; the boy grim and dark, too, and with a face that was prematurely aged. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.