Garter: the garter, as represented around the escutcheon of a knight of that order, but usually without the motto. It occurs as a charge in the official insignia of the king of arms so named. An ordinary garter also occurs, as does the demi-garter, or lower half of the same, which is called 'the perclose of a demi-garter, buckled and nowed.'
Azure, a boar's head couped, over which a knot within a garter all or--NEWTON.
Per fesse gules and azure, a man's garter fessewise argent, fimbriated and buckled in the centre or, between in chief a rosary and in base three bells of the last--BEADNELL.
Sable, a man's garter buckled in orle .... between three square buckled, tongues erect or--BOCKLAND.
Argent, three demi-garters azure, buckled and garnished or--Peter NARBORNE, Granted by King Henry VII.
Vairy, a garter[i.e. bendlet] gules--HEBMINES, France.
Garter, Order of the. See Knighthood.