halter: Meaning and Definition of
- a rope or strap with a noose or headstall for leading or restraining horses or cattle.
- a rope with a noose for hanging criminals; the hangman's noose; gallows.
- death by hanging.
- Also calleda woman's top, secured behind the neck and across the back, leaving the arms, shoulders, upperback, and often the midriff bare.
- to put a halter on; restrain as by a halter.
- to hang (a person).
- (of a garment) having a neckline consisting of a cord, strap, band, or the like that is attached to or forms part of the front of a backless and sleeveless bodice and extends around the neck: a halter dress.
Pronunciation: (hal'tur), [key]
— pl. hal•te•res
- one of a pair of slender, club-shaped appendages on the hindmost body segment of a fly, serving to maintain its balance in flight. Also called
- a person who halts or brings to a stop.
- a person who halts, falters, or hesitates.
- halter (Thesaurus)