Braces vs. Suspender

Braces vs. Suspender — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Braces and Suspender

Bracesnoun

(orthodontics) A device worn on the teeth to straighten them.

Susy has to go to the dentist to see if she needs braces.

Suspendernoun

Something or someone who suspends.

Bracesnoun

(dated) Handcuffs.

We put that villain in braces.

Suspendernoun

(US) An item of apparel consisting of a strap worn over the shoulder and used to hold up trousers. Called braces in other parts of the world.

Bracesnoun

(British) A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off (US: suspenders).

Suspendernoun

(British) An item of apparel used to hold up a sock or (now especially) a stocking, such as a garter, or each of the fastening-straps attached to a corset or suspender belt.

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Bracesnoun

an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

Suspendernoun

elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)