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[n] a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
[n] a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
[n] someone who supports or champions something
[n] a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

Misc. Definitions

\Sup*port"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life. The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured. --Bacon. The saints have a . . . supporter in all their miseries. --South.
2. Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate.
3. (Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead.
4. (Her.) A figure, sometimes of a man, but commonly of some animal, placed on either side of an escutcheon, and exterior to it. Usually, both supporters of an escutcheon are similar figures.
5. (Med.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ.

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