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hal·ter 1

 (hôl′tər)
n.
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.
adj.
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).

[Middle English, from Old English hælftre.]

hal·ter 2

 (hôl′tər, hăl′-) or hal·ter·e (hôl′tîr′ē, hăl′-)
n. pl. hal·ter·es (-tîr′ēz)
Either of the small, clublike balancing organs that are the rudimentary hind wings of flies. Also called balancer.

[Latin haltēr, lead weights used in leaping exercises, from sing. of Greek haltēres, from hallesthai, to jump; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

halter

(ˈhɔːltə)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a rope or canvas headgear for a horse, usually with a rope for leading
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: halterneck a style of woman's top fastened behind the neck and waist, leaving the back and arms bare
3. a rope having a noose for hanging a person
4. death by hanging
vb (tr)
5. to secure with a halter or put a halter on
6. to hang (someone)
[Old English hælfter; related to Old High German halftra, Middle Dutch heliftra]

hal•ter1

(ˈhɔl tər)

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.
3. death by hanging.
4. a woman's top, secured behind the neck and across the back, leaving the arms, shoulders, upper back, and often the midriff bare.
v.t.
5. to restrain as by a halter.
6. to hang (a person).
adj.
7. being or having a neckline formed by straps that extend from the front of a backless, sleeveless bodice and are secured around the neck.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hælfter]

hal•ter2

(ˈhæl tər)

n., pl. hal•te•res (hælˈtɪər iz)
one of a pair of small knobbed appendages of dipterous flies, evolved from a second pair of wings and used for balance.
Also called balancer.
[1820–30; < Latin haltēr jumping weight < Greek háltēr, akin to hállesthai, Latin salīre to jump]

halter


Past participle: haltered
Gerund: haltering

Imperative
halter
halter
Present
I halter
you halter
he/she/it halters
we halter
you halter
they halter
Preterite
I haltered
you haltered
he/she/it haltered
we haltered
you haltered
they haltered
Present Continuous
I am haltering
you are haltering
he/she/it is haltering
we are haltering
you are haltering
they are haltering
Present Perfect
I have haltered
you have haltered
he/she/it has haltered
we have haltered
you have haltered
they have haltered
Past Continuous
I was haltering
you were haltering
he/she/it was haltering
we were haltering
you were haltering
they were haltering
Past Perfect
I had haltered
you had haltered
he/she/it had haltered
we had haltered
you had haltered
they had haltered
Future
I will halter
you will halter
he/she/it will halter
we will halter
you will halter
they will halter
Future Perfect
I will have haltered
you will have haltered
he/she/it will have haltered
we will have haltered
you will have haltered
they will have haltered
Future Continuous
I will be haltering
you will be haltering
he/she/it will be haltering
we will be haltering
you will be haltering
they will be haltering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haltering
you have been haltering
he/she/it has been haltering
we have been haltering
you have been haltering
they have been haltering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haltering
you will have been haltering
he/she/it will have been haltering
we will have been haltering
you will have been haltering
they will have been haltering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haltering
you had been haltering
he/she/it had been haltering
we had been haltering
you had been haltering
they had been haltering
Conditional
I would halter
you would halter
he/she/it would halter
we would halter
you would halter
they would halter
Past Conditional
I would have haltered
you would have haltered
he/she/it would have haltered
we would have haltered
you would have haltered
they would have haltered

halter

A type of women’s top that ties behind the neck and leaves the back bare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halter - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leadinghalter - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
headgear - stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
2.halter - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
running noose, slip noose, noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
rope - a strong line
3.halter - a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
top - a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"
4.halter - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insectshalter - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
Verb1.halter - hang with a halter
string up, hang - kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
2.halter - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

halter

noun harness, bridle He slipped the halter over Boots, then fed him a handful of grain.
Translations
مِقْوَد، رَسَن
ohlávka
grime
niskalenkkitoppiriimutallipäitset
kötõfék
múll
pavadis
pavada
ohlávka

halter

[ˈhɔːltəʳ] N (for horse) → cabestro m, ronzal m; (= noose) → dogal m

halter

[ˈhɔːltər] n (for horse)licou m

halter

1
n
(horse’s) → Halfter nt
(for hanging) → Schlinge f

halter

2
n (esp US Tex, also halter top) → Neckholder-Top nt

halter

[ˈhɔːltəʳ] n (for horse) → cavezza

halter

(ˈhoːltə) noun
a rope for holding and leading a horse by its head.
References in classic literature ?
At the moment of execution--with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene Maule had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a prophecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.
a round-crowned fragment of a hat, like the cap of Mercury, and mounted on the back of a ragged, wild, half-broken colt, which he managed with a rope by way of halter.
what if, by risking to his boyish bewilderment a revelation of my motive, I should throw across the rest of the mystery the long halter of my boldness?
Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman's nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say.
I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle fixed, but it was a nasty thing
Haley's horse, which was a skittish young colt, winced, and bounced, and pulled hard at his halter.
He that would essay it could have his halter free; yes, and swiftly would he need it, too.
But what I say is this: it ain't good sense to go court'n around after a halter if you can git at what you're up to in some way that's jist as good and at the same time don't bring you into no resks.
They say the fathers, in 1776, signed the Declaration of Independence with the halter about their necks.
Without daring to remonstrate, the companions of Gurth bound him with a halter, as the readiest cord which occurred.
He then contrived to raise him from the ground, and with no little difficulty hoisted him upon his ass, which seemed to him to be the easiest mount for him; and collecting the arms, even to the splinters of the lance, he tied them on Rocinante, and leading him by the bridle and the ass by the halter he took the road for the village, very sad to hear what absurd stuff Don Quixote was talking.
Macfarlane,' began Fettes, still somewhat hoarsely, 'I have put my neck in a halter to oblige you.