Halt"er (?), n.

One who halts or limps a cripple.

 

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Hal"ter (?), n. [OE. halter, helter, helfter, AS. haelftre; 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 leading or tying a horse. (b) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.

Shak.

No man e'er felt the halter draw With good opinion of the law. Trumbull.

 

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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."

Shak.

 

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