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Noun: halter  hol-tu(r) [N. Amer], hol-tu(r) or hól-t(u) [Brit]
  1. Rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
    - hackamore
  2. A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    - 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
    - haltere, balancer
Verb: halter  hol-tu(r) [N. Amer], hol-tu(r) or hól-t(u) [Brit]
  1. Hang with a halter
  2. Prevent the progress or free movement of
    - hamper, cramp, strangle

Derived forms: haltering, haltered, halters

Type of: bound, confine, hang[2], headgear, limit, restrain, restrict, rope, string up, throttle, top, trammel, wing

Part of: dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, gallous [archaic], gallows, gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet, harness, two-winged insects

Encyclopedia: Halter, Sydney