What does the word suspensory mean?

Usage examples for suspensory

  1. The aqueous humor occupies a chamber which is bounded in front by the posterior surface of the cornea and behind by the capsule and suspensory ligament of the lens and by the ends of the ciliary processes. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  2. So far did she carry her thanks for a kindness as to glance back through her dropping tears at the sign- board of the Jolly Cricketers; where two brave batsmen cross for the second of a certain three runs, if only the fellow wheeling legs, face up after the ball in the clouds, does but miss his catch: a grand suspensory moment of the game, admirably chosen by the artist to arrest the wayfarer and promote speculation. – Lord Ormont and his Aminta, v4 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English

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