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Meaning of word halter from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

halter   noun

Meaning : Rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading.

Synonyms : hackamore

Meaning : A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging.

Synonyms : hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hemp, hempen necktie

Meaning : A woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered.

Meaning : Either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects. Used for maintaining equilibrium during flight.

Synonyms : balancer, haltere

halter   verb

Meaning : Hang with a halter.

Meaning : Prevent the progress or free movement of.

Example : 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 : cramp, hamper, strangle