Pronunciation: (hôl'tur),[key] —n. 1. a rope or strap with a noose or headstall for leading or restraining horses or cattle.
2. a rope with a noose for hanging criminals; the hangman's noose; gallows.
3. death by hanging.
4. Also called hal'ter top". a woman's top, secured behind the neck and across the back, leaving the arms, shoulders, upperback, and often the midriff bare.
—v.t. 1. to put a halter on; restrain as by a halter.
2. to hang (a person).
—adj. (of a garment) having a neckline consisting of a cord, strap, band, or the like that is attached to or forms part of the front of a backless and sleeveless bodice and extends around the neck: a halter dress.
Pronunciation: (hal'tur),[key] —n., —pl.hal•te•resPronunciation: (hal-tēr'ēz).[key] one of a pair of slender, club-shaped appendages on the hindmost body segment of a fly, serving to maintain its balance in flight. Also called balancer.
Pronunciation: (hôl'tur),[key] —n. a person who halts or brings to a stop.
Pronunciation: (hôl'tur),[key] —n. a person who halts, falters, or hesitates.