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G'ARTER, noun

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