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Definition of the noun halter

What does halter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: halters

  1. rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of halter: hackamore
    • more generic word: headgear = stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
    • part of: harness = 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
  2. a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  3. a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: top = a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips
  4. either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of halter: balancer / haltere
    • more generic word: wing = a movable organ for flying
    • part of: dipteran / dipteron / dipterous insect / two-winged insects = 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

Alternative definition of the noun halter


  1. A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.
  2. A woman's garment covering the upper chest, a halter top.
  3. A rope with a noose for hanging criminals. The hangman's noose for the gallows.

Definition of the verb halter

What does halter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: haltered | haltering | halters

  1. hang with a halter
  2. prevent the progress or free movement of

Alternative definition of the verb halter


  1. To place a halter on.


Halter is a musical group.

  • album: "Omnipresence of Rat Race"


  1. Halter: A halter or headcollar is headgear that is used to lead or tie up livestock and, occasionally, other animals; it fits behind the ears, and around the muzzle. To handle the animal, usually a lead rope or lead shank is attached. On smaller animals, such as dogs, a leash is attached to the halter.
    • also known as 笼头
  2. Halter is a type of horse show class where horses are shown "in hand," meaning that they are led, not ridden, and are judged on their conformation and suitability as breeding stock. Depending on breed and geographic region, such events may be called "Halter," "In-Hand," "Breeding," or "Conformation" classes.

Phrases with Halter

Phrases starting with the word Halter:

  1. Halter Top
  2. Halter Albus
  3. Halter Barbarus
  4. Halter Extensus
  5. Halter Ledereri
  6. Halter Algiricus
  7. Halter Glauningi
  8. Halter Usambicus

Phrases ending with the word Halter:

  1. Riding Halter
  2. hangman's halter

Other phrases containing the word Halter:

  1. Species Halter Albus
  2. Species Halter Barbarus
  3. Species Halter Extensus
  4. Species Halter Ledereri
  5. Species Halter Algiricus
  6. Species Halter Glauningi

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Halter

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Google previewDurability of Cladding (1994)

A State of the Art Report by P. A. Ryan, R. P. Wolstenholme, D. M. Howell

A halter is an extruded aluminium bracket which acts as both spacer, to accommodate thermal insulation, and anchorage against wind uplift. Halters are generally used on roofs where a structural deck without secondary purlins is used.

Google previewAdventures of Wyatt West (2014)

Wyatt West Books - Books that Teach by W. Todd Lindsay

A halter is a nylon headstall that is intended to control your horse when not being rode. It is what you use to tie them up with or catch horses out of the corral. After we roped Comanche we held him still, and put the halter on. Then we tied him to ...

Google previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians - REVISED REPRINT (2014)

by Thomas P. Colville

d A halter is the most common horse restraint and the ...

Google previewTherapy Dogs (2002)

by Kathy Diamond Davis

The head halter is an effective and humane training collar—not a muzzle as people sometimes ...

Google previewOnly Angels: How to Raise and Train the Perfect Sighthound (2010)

by Cherie Fehrman

The Sporn No-Pull Halter The Sporn halter is an amazing short-cut to leash training for any dog. Previous editions of this book recommended the use of the Haiti headcollar as successful and quick alternative to laboriously retraining a pulling ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

HALTER, in the manege, a head-stall for a horse, of Hungary ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

beale, lame; HALTER, n.s. $ peal can, to limp. To limp , or ...

Google previewThe Sportsman's Dictionary; Or, The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and Country (1785)

Containing Full and Particular Instructions for Riding, Hunting, Fowling ... Hawking, &c. With the Various Methods to be Observed in Breeding and Dieting of Horses Both for the Road and Turf; Also, the Management of Dogs, Gamecocks, Dunghill-fowls, Turkies, Geese, Ducks, Pigeons, Singing-birds, &c. And the Manner of Curing Their Various Diseases and Accidents by SPORTSMAN.

HALTER for A HoRSE, is a head-stall of Hungary leather, mounted with one, and sometimes two straps, with a second...

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Halter Meaning

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Quotes about Halter

A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter.
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Scrabble value of H4A1L1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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