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Meaning of halter

hal•ter

Pronunciation: (hôl'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a rope or strap with a noose or headstall for leading or restraining horses or cattle.
  2. a rope with a noose for hanging criminals; the hangman's noose; gallows.
  3. death by hanging.
  4. Also calleda woman's top, secured behind the neck and across the back, leaving the arms, shoulders, upperback, and often the midriff bare.
—v.t.
  1. to put a halter on; restrain as by a halter.
  2. to hang (a person).
—adj.
  1. (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.

hal•ter

Pronunciation: (hal'tur), [key]
— pl. hal•te•res
  1. 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

halt•er

Pronunciation: (hôl'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who halts or brings to a stop.

halt•er

Pronunciation: (hôl'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who halts, falters, or hesitates.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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