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1halter

noun hal·ter \ˈhl-tər\

: a set of straps placed around a horse's head so that the horse can be led or tied

: a piece of clothing worn on a woman's upper body that is held in place by straps around the neck and back and that leaves the back, arms, and shoulders bare

Full Definition of HALTER

1
a :  a rope or strap for leading or tying an animal
b :  a headstall usually with noseband and throatlatch to which a lead may be attached
2
:  a rope for hanging criminals :  noose; also :  death by hanging
3
:  a woman's blouse or top that leaves the back, arms, and midriff bare and that is typically held in place by straps around the neck and across the back
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Origin of HALTER

Middle English, from Old English hælftre; akin to Old High German halftra halter, Old English hielfe helve
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HALTER

2halter

verb
hal·teredhal·ter·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of HALTER

transitive verb
1
a :  to catch with or as if with a halter; also :  to put a halter on
b :  hang
2
:  to put restraint upon :  hamper

First Known Use of HALTER

14th century
HALTER Defined for Kids

halter

noun hal·ter \ˈhl-tər\

Definition of HALTER for Kids

1
:  a set of straps placed around an animal's head so the animal can be led or tied
2
:  an article of clothing worn on a woman's upper body and held in place by straps around the neck and back

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