Definition of Halter

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

Exact synonyms: Hackamore
Group relationships: Harness
Generic synonyms: Headgear



2. Verb. Hang with a halter.
Generic synonyms: Hang, String Up

3. Noun. A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging.
Exact synonyms: Hangman's Halter, Hangman's Rope, Hemp, Hempen Necktie
Group relationships: Gallows
Terms within: Noose, Running Noose, Slip Noose
Generic synonyms: Rope

4. Verb. Prevent the progress or free movement of. "The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
Exact synonyms: Cramp, Hamper, Strangle
Generic synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel
Derivative terms: Hamper

5. Noun. A woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered.
Generic synonyms: Top

6. Noun. Either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight.
Exact synonyms: Balancer, Haltere
Generic synonyms: Wing
Group relationships: Dipteran, Dipteron, Dipterous Insect, Two-winged Insects
Derivative terms: Balance, Balance

Definition of Halter

1. n. One who halts or limps; a cripple.

2. n. A strong strap or cord. Especially: (a) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse. (b) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.

3. v. t. To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.

Definition of Halter

1. Noun. A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them. ¹

2. Noun. A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope. ¹

3. Noun. A woman's garment covering the upper chest, a halter top. ¹

4. Verb. To place a halter on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Halter

1. to put restraint upon [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Halter

1. A strong strap or cord. Especially: A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse. A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose. "No man e'er felt the halter draw With good opinion of the law." (Trumbull) Origin: OE. Halter, helter, helfter, AS. Haelftre; akin to G. Halfter, D. Halfter, halster, and also to E. Helve. See Helve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halter

halpaces
halse
halsed
halseman
halsen
halseny
halser
halsers
halses
halsing
halster
halsters
halt
halted
halter (current term)
halter-sack
halter-sacks
halter top
halter tops
halterbreak
halterbreaking
halterbreaks
halterbroke
halterbroken
haltere
haltered
halteres
haltering
halterini

Literary usage of Halter

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1. The Antiquary (1873)
"Now Jacobites, Jacobites, where is your hope Of bringing the D—1, the Turk, and the Pope ? instead of a bowl filled up to the brim, A halter for those thai ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1907)
"NICHOLAS V. halter and Harry ward, ... flag fore ing articles of merchandise, does as NOTE—On statutes against desses flag—see case note to halter v. ..."

3. American Agriculturist (1846)
"The halter-stale should be passed through the hole in the manger, ... The halter-stale should be so long as to allow the weight to rest on the manger bottom ..."

4. The American Agriculturist (1846)
"The halter-stale should be passed through the hole in the manger, ... The halter-stale should be so long as to allow the weight to rest on the manger bottom ..."

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