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English noun: halter

1. halter (artifact) rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading


Broader (hypernym)headgear

Part meronymharness

2. halter (artifact) a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

Synonymshangman's halter, hangman's rope, hemp, hempen necktie

Broader (hypernym)rope

Part holonymnoose, running noose, slip noose

Part meronymgallows

3. halter (artifact) a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

Broader (hypernym)top

4. halter (animal) either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

Synonymsbalancer, haltere

Broader (hypernym)wing

Part meronymdipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects

English verb: halter

1. halter (social) hang with a halter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hang, string up

2. halter (change) prevent the progress or free movement of

SamplesHe was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather.
The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries.

Synonymscramp, hamper, strangle

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

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