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1. halter

noun. ['ˈhɔltɝ'] rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading.

Synonyms

  • harness
  • headgear

Antonyms

  • unoriented
  • untreated
  • unconstipated

Etymology

  • halter (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Halter

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  • falter
  • balter
  • altar

Example sentences of the word halter


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fit your horse with a halter and tie him in a safe location.

2. Verb, base form
When you initially halter your donkey, let him wear it for a while and get used to it.

Quotes containing the word halter


1. By heavens! there is something after all in the world allowing one man to steal a horse while another must not look at a halter. Steal a horse straight out. Very well. He has done it. Perhaps he can ride. But there is a way of looking at a halter that would provoke the most charitable of saints into a kick.
- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

2. halter

noun. ['ˈhɔltɝ'] either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight.

Synonyms

  • haltere
  • two-winged insects
  • dipterous insect
  • dipteron
  • dipteran
  • wing

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • declassify
  • unfasten
  • stand still

Etymology

  • halter (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. halter

noun. ['ˈhɔltɝ'] a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging.

Synonyms

  • noose
  • slip noose
  • hemp
  • hangman's rope
  • hempen necktie
  • rope
  • hangman's halter
  • gallows

Antonyms

  • be well
  • increase
  • minimum
  • maximum

Etymology

  • halter (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. halter

verb. ['ˈhɔltɝ'] prevent the progress or free movement of.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • cramp
  • bound
  • strangle
  • limit
  • hamper
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • advantage
  • enable
  • unbridle

Etymology

  • halter (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. halter

noun. ['ˈhɔltɝ'] a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered.

Antonyms

  • free

Etymology

  • halter (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. halter

verb. ['ˈhɔltɝ'] hang with a halter.

Synonyms

  • hang

Antonyms

  • untie
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • halter (Middle English (1100-1500))
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