halter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hælftre; akin to Old High German halftra halter, Old English hielfe helve Date: before 12th century 1. a. a rope or strap for leading or tying an animal b. a headstall usually with noseband and throatlatch to which a lead may be attached 2. a rope for hanging criminals ; noose; also death by hanging 3. a woman's blouse or top that leaves the back, arms, and midriff bare and that is typically held in place by straps around the neck and across the back II. transitive verb (haltered; haltering) Date: 14th century 1. a. to catch with or as if with a halter; also to put a halter on b. hang 2. to put restraint upon ; hamper

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  • Halter — steht für: Halterung, technische Vorrichtung zum Fixieren eines Teils Kuhhirt auf einer Alm, siehe Senn Besitzer und/oder Eigentümer eines Fahrzeugs, siehe Fahrzeughalter Besitzer eines Haustiers, siehe Tierhaltung Halter ist der Name folgender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Halter — Hal ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haltered} ( t[ e]rd); 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. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halter — halter1 [hôl′tər] n. [ME < OE hælftre (akin to Ger halfter) < base of helfe (see HELVE): basic sense “that by which something is held”] 1. a) a rope, cord, strap, etc., usually with a headstall, for tying or leading an animal b) a bitless… …   English World dictionary

  • Halter — Hal ter (h[add]l t[ e]r), n. [OE. halter, helter, helfter, AS. h[ae]lftre; akin to G. halfter, D. halfter, halster, and also to E. helve. See {Helve}.] A strong strap or cord. Especially: (a) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hälter — (Halter), 1) so v.w. Fischhälter, s.u. Fischerei III.; 2) so v.w. Sumpf; 3) so v.w. Cisterne …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Halter — Halter,der:⇨Hirt Halter 1.Griff,Handgriff,Henkel,Bügel,Stiel 2.Besitzer,Eigentümer,Eigner,Inhaber 3.österr.:Hirt,Hüter …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • halter — (n.) O.E. hælftre rope for leading a horse, from W.Gmc. *halftra that by which something is held (Cf. O.S. haliftra halter, O.H.G. halftra, M.Du. halfter; see HELVE (Cf. helve)). In women s clothing sense, originally strap attached to the top of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • halter — ► NOUN 1) a rope or strap placed around the head of an animal and used to lead or tether it. 2) archaic a noose for hanging a person. 3) a strap passing behind the neck by which the bodice of a sleeveless dress or top is held in place. ► VERB ▪… …   English terms dictionary

  • Halter — Halt er ( [ e]r), n. One who halts or limps; a cripple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halter — Halter, Apparat an den Schmetterlingen (s.d.) zum Zusammenhalten der Flügel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Halter — Halter, das Oberdeutsche Zwischenwort, S. Halten I. 3. 8) …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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