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 for suspender
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suspender \Sus*pend"er\, n.
     One who, or that which, suspends; esp., one of a pair of
     straps or braces worn over the shoulders, for holding up the
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the
           plural) [syn: brace, suspender, gallus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "suspender":
     bar, belt, boom, braces, button, clotheshorse, clothespin, crane,
     gallows, galluses, garter, gibbet, hake, hanger, hook, horse, knob,
     nail, pair of suspenders, peg, pothook, ring, spar, stud,
     supporter, suspenders, suspensory, yard, yardarm

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SUSPENDER, Scotch law. He in whose favor a suspension is made. 
       2. In general a suspender is required to give caution to pay the debt 
  in the event it shall be found due. Where the suspender cannot, from his low 
  or suspected circumstances, procure unquestionable security, the lords admit 
  juratory caution; but the reasons of suspension are in that case, to be 
  considered with particular accuracy at passing the bill. Act. S. 8 Nov. 
  1682; Ersk. Prin. L. Scot. 4, 3, 6. 

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