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Overview of noun halter

The noun halter has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) halter, hackamore

(rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading)

2. hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktie

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

3. halter

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

4. halter, haltere, balancer

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


Overview of verb halter

The verb halter has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. halter

(hang with a halter)

2. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle

(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")


Overview of adj halt

The adj halt has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game

(disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg")

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