retainer

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /rɪˈteɪn.ə/
  • (US) IPA (key): /rɪˈteɪn.ɚ/ or /rəˈteɪn.ɚ/

Noun[change]

Singular
retainer

Plural
retainers

Retainers (sense 2)
  1. (countable) A retainer is a dependent or follower of someone of rank.
  2. (dentistry) A retainer is a device that holds teeth in position after dental treatment.