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.
(Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead.
(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.
(Med.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ.
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