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Definition of halter:

  1. A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.
  2. A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse.
  3. A strong strap or cord.
  4. One who halts or limps; a cripple.
  5. To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.

Synonyms:

haltere, bit, cannabis, bridle, cramp, tie, stifle, repress, handicap, suffocate, hamper, strangulate, top, balancer, rope, noose, throttle, hempen necktie, scaffold, gallows, smother, choke, strap, gag, hangman's rope, hangman's halter, rein, hackamore, leash, muffle, hinder, strangle, hemp, holder.

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