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Definition 1: either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for halter in the sense of this definition

(halter is a kind of ...) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

(... is part of halter) insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing

Definition 2: a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered - [noun denoting artifact]

(halter is a kind of ...) a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips

"he stared as she buttoned her top"

Definition 3: rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for halter in the sense of this definition

(halter is a kind of ...) stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head

(... is part of halter) stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

Definition 4: a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for halter in the sense of this definition

(halter is a kind of ...) a strong line

(halter is a part of ...) a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled

(... is part of halter) an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

Definition 5: prevent the progress or free movement of - [verb of change]

Samples where halter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for halter in the sense of this definition

(halter is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

(halter is a kind of ...) kill by hanging

"The murderer was hanged on Friday"

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