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, v.t. To bind with a garter.

1. To invest with the order of the garter.