[[t]ˈgæl ə sɪz[/t]] n.
clo (used with a pl. v.) a pair of suspenders for trousers
Etymology: 1825–35; var. of gallows gal′lused, adj.

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  • galluses — [gal′əs iz] pl.n. [< gallus, dial. var. of GALLOWS] Informal suspenders; braces …   English World dictionary

  • galluses — gallused, adj. /gal euh siz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Older Use. a pair of suspenders for trousers. [1825 35; var. of GALLOWS] * * * …   Universalium

  • galluses — noun braces / suspenders for trousers …   Wiktionary

  • galluses — Mawdesley Glossary braces. Breeches gallows on which the trousers are hung …   English dialects glossary

  • galluses — gal·lus·es || gælÉ™sɪz n. suspenders …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galluses — braces for holding up trousers (but no doubt derived also from the gallows...) …   Scottish slang

  • galluses — [ galəsɪz] plural noun Scottish & N. Amer. braces for a person s trousers. Origin C19: plural of gallus, var. of gallows …   English new terms dictionary

  • galluses — dial. & US trouser braces. Etymology: pl. of gallus var. of GALLOWS …   Useful english dictionary

  • suspenders — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. braces, garters, elastics, galluses. See pendency. II (Roget s IV) pl.n. Syn. braces, straps, shoulder straps, garters; see brace 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. garters, braces, galluses …   English dictionary for students

  • gallused — adjective Date: 1927 wearing galluses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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