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halter


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halter  \Hal"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Haltered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Haltering}.] 
  To  tie  by  the  neck  with  a  rope,  strap,  or  halter;  to  put  a 
  halter  on  to  subject  to  a  hangman's  halter.  ``A  haltered 
  neck.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halter  \Halt"er\,  n. 
  One  who  halts  or  limps;  a  cripple. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halter  \Hal"ter\,  n.  [OE.  halter,  helter,  helfter  AS 
  h[ae]lftre;  akin  to  G.  halfter,  D.  halfter,  halster,  and  also 
  to  E.  helve.  See  {Helve}.] 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  No  man  e'er  felt  the  halter  draw  With  good  opinion 
  of  the  law.  --Trumbull. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  halter 
  n  1:  rope  or  canvas  headgear  for  a  horse,  with  a  rope  for  leading 
  [syn:  {hackamore}] 
  2:  a  woman's  top  that  fastens  behind  the  back  and  neck  leaving 
  the  back  and  arms  uncovered 
  3:  either  of  the  club-like  rudimentary  hind  wings  of  dipterous 
  insects;  used  for  maintaining  equilibrium  during  flight 
  [syn:  {haltere},  {balancer}] 
  v  1:  hang  with  a  halter 
  2:  prevent  the  progress  or  free  movement  of  "He  was  hampered 
  in  his  efforts  by  the  bad  weather"  [syn:  {hamper},  {cramp}] 




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