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Princeton's WordNet

  1. halter, haltere, balancer(noun)

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


  1. haltere(Noun)

    A small knobbed structure in some two-winged insects, one of a pair that are flapped rapidly and function as accelerometers to maintain stability in flight.

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a heavy object, especially one for lifting as a sport

He lifts weights to develop his muscles.

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