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

 hal·ter /ˈhɔltɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Halt·er n. One who halts or limps; a cripple.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hal·ter n.  A strong strap or cord. Especially: (a) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse. (b) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.
 No man e'er felt the halter draw
 With good opinion of the law.   --Trumbull.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hal·ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haltered p. pr. & vb. n. Haltering.] To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter. “A haltered neck.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
           [syn: hackamore]
      2: a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have
         been condemned to death by hanging [syn: hangman's rope,
          hangman's halter, hemp, hempen necktie]
      3: a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving
         the back and arms uncovered
      4: either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous
         insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
         [syn: haltere, balancer]
      v 1: hang with a halter
      2: prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered
         in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation
         wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small
         countries" [syn: hamper, cramp, strangle]
      [also: halteres (pl)]