Halter meaning

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A device made of rope or straps that fits around the head of an animal and is used to lead or secure the animal.
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A halter-top.
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A rope with a noose used for execution by hanging.
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Death or execution by hanging.
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To put a halter on.
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To control with or as if with a halter.
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To hang (someone).
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Either of the small, clublike balancing organs that are the rudimentary hind wings of flies.
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A garment held up by a cord or loop around the neck and worn by women and girls to bare the shoulders, arms, and back.
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A rope, cord, strap, etc., usually with a headstall, for tying or leading an animal.
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A bitless headstall, with or without a lead rope.
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A rope for hanging a person; hangman's noose.
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Execution by hanging.
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To put a halter on (an animal); tie with a halter.
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To hang (a person)
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Either of a pair of knobbed, modified secondary wings serving as balancing organs in dipteran insects.
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Either of the small, clublike balancing organs that are the rudimentary hind wings of flies.
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A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.
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A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope.
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A woman's garment covering the upper chest, a halter top.
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To place a halter on.

What do you mean, you didn't halter the horses when we stopped for the night?

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One who halts or limps; a cripple.
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Origin of halter

From Middle English halter, helter, helfter, from Old English hælfter, hælftre (“halter”), from Proto-Germanic *halftrō, *halftrijaz (“harness”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (“to cut”), equivalent to half- +‎ -ter. Cognate with Scots helter (“halter”), Dutch halfter, halster (“halter”), Low German halfter, helchter, halter (“halter”), German Halfter (“halter, holster”).