1. A string or band used to tie a stocking to the leg.
2. The badge of an order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the order of the garter instituted by Edward III. This order is a college or corporation.
3. The principal king at arms.
4. The term in heraldry, signifying the half of a bend.
G'ARTER, verb transitive To bind with a garter
1. To invest with the order of the garter