Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun halter

4 senses of halter

Sense 1
halter, hackamore -- (rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading)
       => headgear -- (stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head)

Sense 2
hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktie -- (a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging)
       => rope -- (a strong line)

Sense 3
halter -- (a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered)
       => top -- (a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top")

Sense 4
halter, haltere, balancer -- (either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight)
       => wing -- (a movable organ for flying (one of a pair))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb halter

2 senses of halter

Sense 1
halter -- (hang with a halter)
       => hang, string up -- (kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday")

Sense 2
hamper, halter, cramp, strangle -- (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")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

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