Definitions for halterˈhɔl tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to stop; cease moving, operating.
(v.t.)to cause to stop; bring to a stop.
(n.)a temporary or permanent stop; standstill:
to come to a halt.
(interj.)(used as a command to stop and stand motionless, as to marching troops or to a fleeing suspect.)
* Syn: See stop.
Origin of halt:
1615–25; from the phrase make halt for G halt machen. See hold1
to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.
to be in doubt; vacillate.
to be lame; limp.
an old, halt horse.
Origin of halt:
bef. 900; ME; OE healt, c. OHG halz, ON haltr, Go halts; akin to L clādēs damage, loss
rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktie(noun)
a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
halter, haltere, balancer(verb)
either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
hang with a halter
hamper, halter, cramp, strangle(verb)
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"
A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.
A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope.
A woman's garment covering the upper chest, a halter top.
To place a halter on.
What do you mean you didn't halter the horses when we stopped for the night?
Origin: From halter, helter, helfter, from hælfter, hælftre, from halftrō, from (s)kel-, equivalent to . Cognate with helter, halfter, halster, halfter, helchter, halter, Halfter.
one who halts or limps; a cripple
a strong strap or cord
a rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse
a rope for hanging malefactors; a noose
to tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter
A halter, headcollar, or, less often, headstall, is headgear that is used to lead or tie up livestock and, occasionally, other animals; it fits behind the ears, and around the muzzle. To handle the animal, usually a lead rope or lead shank is attached. On smaller animals, such as dogs, a leash is attached to the halter.
Translations for halter
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a rope for holding and leading a horse by its head.
- مِقْوَد، رَسَنArabic
- cabrestoPortuguese (BR)
- das HalfterGerman
- cabestro, ronzalSpanish
- घोड़े की लगामHindi
- ular, povodacCroatian
- cavezza, capestroItalian
- (말, 소 등의) 굴레Korean
- tali kajaiMalay
- ترسيرى ، اوسار:زندۍPashto
- เชือกผูกคอสัตว์ โดยเฉพาะม้าThai
- (馬等的)籠頭Chinese (Trad.)
- недоуздок, повідUkrainian
- dây thòng lọngVietnamese
- （马等的）笼头Chinese (Simp.)
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