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Definition of HALTER

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Halter \Hal"ter\, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

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

Halter \Halt"er\ (-[~e]r), n.
     One who halts or limps; a cripple.
     [1913 Webster]

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

Halter \Hal"ter\ (h[add]l"t[~e]r), n. [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. [1913 Webster]

               No man e'er felt the halter draw
               With good opinion of the law.        --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]

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

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "halter":
     Oregon boat, ax, back band, backstrap, bearing rein, bellyband, bilbo, bit, blinders, blinds, block, bond, bonds, breeching, bridle, camisole, caparison, cavesson, chains, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, cross, crownband, crupper, cuffs, curb, death chair, death chamber, drop, electric chair, fetter, gag, gag swivel, gallows, gallows-tree, gas chamber, gibbet, girth, guillotine, gyves, hackamore, hames, hametugs, hamper, handcuffs, harness, headgear, headstall, hemp, hempen collar, hip straps, hitch up, hobbles, hook up, hopples, hot seat, irons, jaquima, jerk line, leading strings, leash, lethal chamber, lines, maiden, manacle, martingale, muzzle, noose, noseband, pillory, pole strap, reins, restraint, restraints, ribbons, rope, saddle, scaffold, shackle, shaft tug, side check, snaffle, stake, stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, surcingle, tack, tackle, tether, the chair, trammel, trammels, trappings, tree, tug, winker braces, yoke


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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