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  Definition of halter
  1. either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
  2. a woman''s top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
  3. rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
  4. a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  5. prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
  6. hang with a halter
Similar Words: haltere, balancer, hackamore, hangman's rope, hangman's halter, hemp, hempen necktie, hamper, cramp, strangle

 

Part Meronyms: dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron, harness, gallows, gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet, gallous

 

Derivational Morphology: balance, poise, shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, hangman's rope, hangman's halter, hemp, hempen necktie

 

Anagrams: lather

 

 
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