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Definition of 'halter'

See also: halt 

Noun

  1. rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
       Synonyms: hackamore
  2. a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
       Synonyms: hangman's rope hangman's halter hemp hempen necktie
  3. a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
  4. either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
       Synonyms: haltere balancer

Verb

  1. hang with a halter
  2. prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
       Synonyms: hamper cramp strangle


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