hangman's halter

noun
variants: or hangman's knot

Definition of hangman's halter

: a slip noose usually made with eight or nine turns for hanging a condemned person

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“Hangman's halter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangman%27s%20halter. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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