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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fal·ter /ˈfɔltɚ/
 (vt.)支吾地說,遲疑(vi.)支吾,蹣跚地走顫抖,支吾,躊躇

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·ter n.  Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.
    The falter of an idle shepherd's pipe.   --Lowell.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·ter v. t. To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faltered p. pr. & vb. n. Faltering.]
 1. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.
    With faltering speech and visage incomposed.   --Milton.
 2. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady. “He found his legs falter.”
 3. To hesitate in purpose or action.
 Ere her native king
 Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms.   --Shak.
 4. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought.
    Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters.   --I. Taylor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·ter, v. t. To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.
    And here he faltered forth his last farewell.   --Byron.
    Mde me most happy, faltering =\“I am thine.”\=   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 falter
      n : the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in
          his speech" [syn: hesitation, waver, faltering]
      v 1: be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering" [syn: waver]
      2: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way [syn: waver]
      3: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about" [syn: stumble,
          bumble]
      4: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his
         opponent enter the room" [syn: bumble, stutter, stammer]