Definition of Halter in English :

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Halter meaning in English

Meaning of Halter in English

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1. hackamore, halter

rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

2. halter, hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hemp, hempen necktie

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

3. halter

a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

4. balancer, halter, haltere

either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight


5. halter

hang with a halter

6. cramp, halter, hamper, strangle

prevent the progress or free movement of

Example Sentences:
'He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather'
'the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of halter
a rope or canvas headgear for a horse, usually with a rope for leading
2. Also called: halterneck
a style of woman's top fastened behind the neck and waist, leaving the back and arms bare
a rope having a noose for hanging a person
death by hanging
verb (transitive)
to secure with a halter or put a halter on
to hang (someone)

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see synonyms of halter
a rope, cord, strap, etc., usually with a headstall, for tying or leading an animal
a bitless headstall, with or without a lead rope
a rope for hanging a person; hangman's noose
execution by hanging
a garment for covering the breast, held up by a cord or loop around the neck, and worn by women and girls to bare the shoulders and back
verb transitive
to put a halter on (an animal); tie with a halter
to hang (a person)
nounWord forms: plural halˈteres (ˈhælˈtɪriz ; halˈtirˈēz)
either of a pair of knobbed, threadlike, modified second wings serving as balancing organs in dipteran insects
: also ˈhalˌtere (ˈhælˌtɪr ; halˈtirˌ; ˈhɔlˌtɪr ; hôlˈtirˌ)

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see synonyms of halter
1. A device made of rope or straps that fits around the head of an animal and is used to lead or secure the animal.
2. Archaic
a. A rope with a noose used for execution by hanging.
b. Death or execution by hanging.
3. A garment having a front supported by a strap or straps running behind the neck, leaving the arms, shoulders, and back bare.
Of, relating to, or being a garment having a front that is supported by a strap or straps running behind the neck: a halter dress.
tr.v. hal·tered, hal·ter·ing, hal·ters
1. To put a halter on.
2. To control with or as if with a halter.
3. Archaic To hang (someone).
n. pl. hal·ter·es (-tîrēz)
Either of the small, clublike balancing organs that are the rudimentary hind wings of flies. Also called balancer.

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