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English noun: halter

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


Synonymshackamore


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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