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|Noun||1.||hangman's 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