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Noun: supporter  su'por-tu(r)
  1. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    "all their supporters came out for the game";
    - protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend
     
  2. Someone who supports or champions something
    - patron, sponsor
     
  3. A person who contributes to the fulfilment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    "my invaluable supporter";
    - assistant, helper, help, aid
     
  4. A band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
    - garter
     
  5. A support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
    - athletic supporter, suspensor, jockstrap, jock

Derived forms: supporters

Type of: advocate, advocator, band, benefactor, exponent, helper, man's clothing, proponent, protective garment, worker

Encyclopedia: Supporter