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Meaning of HALTER

Pronunciation:  'holtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
  2. [n]  a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
  3. [n]  rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  hang with a halter

HALTER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: balancer, cramp, hackamore, haltere, hamper, strangle
 See Also: bound, confine, dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, hang, harness, headgear, limit, restrain, restrict, string up, throttle, top, trammel, two-winged insects, wing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Halt"er\, n.
    One who halts or limps; a cripple.
  2. \Hal"ter\, n. [OE. halter, helter, helfter, AS.
    h[ae]lftre; akin to G. halfter, D. halfter, halster, and also
    to E. helve. See {Helve}.]
    A strong strap or cord. Especially:
    (a) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading
        or tying a horse.
    (b) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose. --Shak.
              No man e'er felt the halter draw With good opinion
              of the law.                          --Trumbull.
  3. \Hal"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haltered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Haltering}.]
    To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a
    halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter. ``A haltered
    neck.'' --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are putting a halter on a horse means that you are trying to persuade someone into mindset and your way of thinking.
Thesaurus Terms
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