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Meaning & Definition of Halter in English

English

Halter

/hɔltər/

noun

1. Rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

    synonym:
  • halter
  • ,
  • hackamore

2. A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

    synonym:
  • hangman's rope
  • ,
  • hangman's halter
  • ,
  • halter
  • ,
  • hemp
  • ,
  • hempen necktie

3. A woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

    synonym:
  • halter

4. Either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects

  • Used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
    synonym:
  • halter
  • ,
  • haltere
  • ,
  • balancer

verb

1. Hang with a halter

    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • hamper
  • ,
  • halter
  • ,
  • cramp
  • ,
  • strangle