Dictionary Results for halter

1. halter - noun

· rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

Synonym(s): hackamore

Hypernym(s): headgear

2. halter - noun

· a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

Synonym(s): hangman%27s_rope, hangman%27s_halter, hemp, hempen_necktie

Hypernym(s): rope

3. halter - noun

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

Hypernym(s): top

4. halter - noun

· either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

Synonym(s): haltere, balancer

Hypernym(s): wing

5. halter - verb

· hang with a halter

Hypernym(s): hang, string_up

6. halter - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): hamper, cramp, strangle

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

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