Halters

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Halter \Hal"ter\ (h[add]l"t[~e]r), noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Halter \Hal"ter\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Haltered} (-t[~e]rd); 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Halter \Halt"er\ (-[~e]r), noun One who halts or limps; a cripple.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

halter

noun

1: rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading [syn: {halter}, {hackamore}]

2: a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging [syn: {hangman's rope}, {hangman's halter}, {halter}, {hemp}, {hempen necktie}]

3: a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

4: either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight [syn: {halter}, {haltere}, {balancer}]

verb

1: hang with a halter

2: 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" [syn: {hamper}, {halter}, {cramp}, {strangle}]

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